Table 1

Participant characteristics (n = 187)
Participant group
 G-P network group members 57 30.5 %
 Workshop attendees 130 69.5 %
Sexa
 Male 143 78.1 %
 Female 40 21.9 %
Median age (range) (years) a 53.0 (32-82)
Specialtya,b
 Internal medicine 124 68.1 %
 Surgery 26 14.3 %
 Both internal medicine and surgery 6 3.3 %
 Other 26 14.3 %

a Several participants did not provide responses.

b The internal medicine group included general internal medicine, cardiovascular internal medicine, gastroenterological medicine, respiratory medicine, and neurology. The surgery group included general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gastroenterological surgery, and neurosurgery. Other specialties included pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, anesthesiology, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, urology, proctology, dialysis, industrial physicians, and administrative posts in local governments.

Ohtsuki et al.

Ohtsuki et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:441   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-441

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