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Table 4 Multivariate predictors of cost-consciousness in 1184 Swiss doctors, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998.

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

  Adjusted mean cost consciousness 95% CI P value
Type of practice    0.005 a
Public sector, in training 51.2 50.0 to 52.4  
Public sector, senior staff 51.8 49.3 to 54.3  
Private sector 49.0 48.2 to 49.8  
Self-reported number of patients per week    0.002 b
<26 51.9 50.6 to 53.2  
26–50 51.2 50.0 to 52.4  
51–75 50.3 48.7 to 52.0  
>75 49.1 47.5 to 50.7  
Stress from uncertainty    <0.001 b
Lowest quartile (1 – 2.13) 52.4 51.0 to 53.9  
2nd quartile (2.15 – 2.67) 51.4 50.1 to 52.8  
3rd quartile (2.69 – 3.23) 50.9 49.5 to 52.2  
Highest quartile (3.25 – 5.0) 47.9 46.4 to 49.4  
Work-related satisfaction    <0.001 b
Lowest quartile (1.0 – 4.5) 48.5 47.0 to 49.9  
2nd quartile (4.53 – 5.0) 50.3 48.9 to 51.6  
3rd quartile (5.06 – 5.47) 51.3 49.9 to 52.8  
Highest quartile (5.5 – 7.0) 52.5 51.0 to 54.0  
  1. a: ANOVA, difference between groups
  2. b: ANOVA, test for linearity.