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Table 3 Relationships of cost-consciousness to socio-demographic and work-related characteristics of 1184 Swiss doctors, Geneva in Switzerland, 1998.

From: Cost-consciousness among Swiss doctors: a cross-sectional survey

  N % Cost-consciousness T score P value
Sex     0.68 a
Men 784 66 50.1  
Women 400 34 49.8  
Age (years) (21 missing)     0.05 a
<35 263 23 50.4  
35–50 568 49 50.5  
>50 332 28 48.9  
Years since graduation from medical school (17 missing)     0.22 a
0–10 325 28 50.5  
11–17 290 25 49.7  
18–24 272 23 50.6  
>24 280 24 49.1  
Type of practice     0.001 a
Public sector, in training 368 31 50.9  
Public sector, senior staff 68 6 53.5  
Private sector 748 63 49.3  
Self-reported number of patients per week (83 missing)     <0.001 b
<26 269 24 51.6  
26–50 409 37 50.1  
51–75 195 18 49.1  
>75 228 21 48.6  
Self-reported time spent (minutes) with a new patient (66 missing)     0.001 b
<31 382 34 48.6  
31–45 324 29 50.2  
46–60 344 31 50.4  
>60 68 6 52.5  
Stress from uncertainty (20 missing)     <0.001 b
Lowest quartile (1 – 2.13) 269 23 51.8  
2nd quartile (2.15 – 2.67) 305 26 50.6  
3rd quartile (2.69 – 3.23) 336 29 50.3  
Highest quartile (3.25 – 5.0) 254 22 46.9  
Work-related satisfaction (9 missing)     <0.001 b
Lowest quartile (1.0 – 4.5) 284 24 48.2  
2nd quartile (4.53 – 5.0) 338 29 49.6  
3rd quartile (5.06 – 5.47) 271 23 50.7  
Highest quartile (5.5 – 7.0) 282 24 51.6  
  1. a: ANOVA, difference between groups
  2. b: ANOVA, test for linearity.