Table 3

Descriptive Statistics and Regression Results for Specialties; Ranked from High to Low Regression Coefficient, Unadjusted for Covariates a

Obs

Specialty

Frequency

Mean satisfaction score

Regression Coefficient

Lower 95% Confidence Limit

Upper 95% Confidence Limit


1

Pediatric emergency medicine

29

0.64

0.409**

0.150

0.667

2

Geriatric medicine

34

0.57

0.339*

0.066

0.612

3

Dermatology

101

0.55

0.312***

0.144

0.480

4

Pediatrics

740

0.52

0.283***

0.181

0.385

5

Internal medicine and pediatrics

50

0.50

0.268**

0.095

0.442

6

Other pediatric subspecialty

98

0.50

0.265**

0.073

0.457

7

Neonatal and perinatal medicine

67

0.50

0.264*

0.012

0.516

8

Allergy and immunology

55

0.50

0.263*

0.061

0.466

9

Child and adolescent psychiatry

59

0.46

0.224*

0.053

0.395

10

Radiation oncology

42

0.44

0.202

-0.039

0.443

11

Cardiovascular diseases

149

0.43

0.198*

0.014

0.381

12

Medical oncology

48

0.43

0.195

-0.097

0.487

13

Ophthalmology

184

0.41

0.172*

0.012

0.332

14

Occupational medicine

53

0.40

0.166

-0.070

0.402

15

Hospitalists

37

0.40

0.165

-0.181

0.510

16

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

69

0.39

0.155

-0.027

0.338

17

Psychiatry

306

0.37

0.137*

0.010

0.265

18

Otolaryngology

81

0.35

0.120

-0.083

0.323

19

Other medical subspecialty

20

0.34

0.106

-0.252

0.465

20

Critical care internal medicine

29

0.33

0.096

-0.201

0.392

21

Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

38

0.32

0.088

-0.159

0.336

22

Urology

92

0.32

0.084

-0.073

0.240

23

Gastroenterology

114

0.27

0.037

-0.137

0.212

24

Infectious diseases

36

0.27

0.037

-0.174

0.248

25

Pulmonary diseases

56

0.27

0.031

-0.223

0.285

26

Other surgical subspecialty

33

0.26

0.026

-0.251

0.304

27

General practice

92

0.24

0.005

-0.239

0.250

28

Family practice

1341

0.23

referent

referent

referent

29

Plastic surgery

52

0.22

-0.011

-0.278

0.255

30

Rheumatology

34

0.22

-0.014

-0.245

0.216

31

Emergency medicine

408

0.21

-0.020

-0.160

0.119

32

Orthopedic surgery

171

0.21

-0.021

-0.175

0.133

33

General surgery

216

0.19

-0.039

-0.211

0.133

34

Internal medicine

1005

0.19

-0.042

-0.153

0.068

35

Neurology

92

0.18

-0.053

-0.202

0.095

36

Thoracic surgery

21

0.15

-0.080

-0.529

0.370

36

Hematology and oncology

23

0.13

-0.107

-0.345

0.130

38

Vascular surgery

33

0.10

-0.129

-0.337

0.079

39

Nephrology

50

0.07

-0.159

-0.350

0.032

40

Obstetrics and gynecology

377

0.06

-0.173*

-0.317

-0.030

41

Pulmonary critical care medicine

31

0.01

-0.228*

-0.419

-0.037

42

Neurological surgery

24

-0.36

-0.597**

-1.024

-0.170

Intercept (family practice)

0.233***

0.159

0.309


aP-value legend: ***=<0.001; **=(0.001-0.01); *=(0.01-0.05); F-statistic with 41 and 1602 degrees of freedom = 5.65, p < 0.0001.

Leigh et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:166   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-166

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