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Table 3 GP, list, and list population characteristics among Norwegian GPs, grouped according to frequency of attendance in multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) in 2007.

From: Norwegian GPs' participation in multidisciplinary meetings: A register-based study from 2007

  Frequency of attendance in MDMs1  
  Low Medium/low Medium/high High p-value
Number of GPs 795 795 795 794  
Mean annual rate per 1000 patients (min-max) 4 (0-7)2 12 (7-17) 24 (17-35) 54 (35-170)  
GP characteristics:      
GP age, mean 52.2 50.0 48.5 47.3 < 0.001
GP gender: percent male 70.5 69.3 68.2 74.7 0.026
GP practice characteristics:      
Consultations with psychological diagnosis3,% 8.6 9.7 10.5 11.8 < 0.001
Rate MDMs, patients ≥67 years4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.6 < 0.001
List characteristics:      
Mean list size 1367 1283 1225 1077 < 0.001
Percentage of lists open to new patients 32.7 28.6 26.9 37.0 < 0.001
List population characteristics:      
Persons ≥67 years on the list, % 12.9 12.3 12.1 13.0 0.014
Men in the list, % 49.4 49.2 49.2 51.1 < 0.001
Education ≤ 9 years5, % 14.1 14.4 14.6 15.9 < 0.001
Mean annual income (NOK1000)5 266 248 241 226 < 0.001
Disability pensioners6, % 9.5 10.1 10.7 11.7 < 0.001
Social assistance recipients7, % 3.6 4.1 4.6 5.6 < 0.001
  1. One-way analyses of variance. N = 3179 GPs
  2. 1) GPs grouped in quartiles based on annual rate of multidisciplinary meetings per patient on the list
  3. 2) 83 GPs with no registered meetings
  4. 3) Proportion of all consultations in the GPs practices
  5. 4) Rate MDMs, patients ≥67 years = Proportion of MDMs concerning a patient ≥ 67 years/proportion of list population ≥ 67 years.
  6. 5) Proportion among patients ≥ 20 years
  7. 6) Proportion among patients 20-67 years
  8. 7) Proportion among patients 20-40 years