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Table 1 Distribution of characteristics among participating general practitioners.

From: Doctor and practice characteristics associated with differences in patient evaluations of general practice

   N %
Gender    
N = 365 Female 136 37.3
  Male 229 62.7
Age (years)    
N = 365 30 – 39 21 5.8
  40 – 49 125 34.3
  50 – 59 195 53.4
  60 + 24 6.6
Seniority in present practice (years)    
N = 255 0 – 2 20 7.8
  3 – 5 53 20.8
  6 – 10 41 16.1
  11 – 20 86 33.7
  20 + 55 21.6
Working hours (hours/week)    
N = 360 0 – 21 12 3.3
  22 – 37 131 36.4
  38 – 44 124 34.4
  45 + 93 25.8
Urbanity    
N = 361 Urban 190 52.6
  Rural 44 12.2
  Urban/rural 127 35.2
List Size (patients/GP*)    
N = 360 0 – 1000 31 8.6
  1001 – 1600 217 60.3
  1601 – 2000 93 25.8
  2001 + 19 5.3
Practice organisation    
N = 364 Single-handed 80 22.0
  Shared single-handed 12 3.3
  Group of single-handed 36 9.9
  Partnership 165 45.3
  Part-time partnership 71 19.5
Staff (full-time employees/GP)    
N = 358 0 – 0.5 69 19.3
  0.51 – 0.86 131 36.6
  0.87 – 1 107 29.9
  1.01 – 1.49 37 10.3
  1.5 + 14 3.9
Teaching out of practice    
N = 359 No 270 75.2
  Yes 89 24.8
Training practice    
N = 358 No 120 33.5
  Yes 238 66.5
  1. * General practitioner