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Table 7 Multivariate analysis of factors influencing doctors' satisfaction with doctor-patient relationship (logistic regression) using three models (M1, M2, M3)

From: Doctor's perception of doctor-patient relationships in emergency departments: What roles do gender and ethnicity play?

Internal Medicine M11) M21) M32)
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age 1.01*** 1.01 1.02 1.00 0.99 1.01 -#- -#- -#-
Gender 1.40* 1.00 1.95 1.35 0.90 2.02 -#- -#- -#-
Ethnicity 2.61*** 1.70 4.02 0.89 0.52 1.50 -#- -#- -#-
Gender * Ethnicity 0.78 0.45 1.36 .90 0.46 1.79 -#- -#- -#-
Communication competence -*- -*- -*- 5.28*** 4.34 6.43 4.48*** 3.34 6.01
Need for emergency treatment 3) -*- -*- -*- 0.75*** 0.70 0.81 0.75*** 0.67 0.83
Doctor's sex4) -*- -*- -*- -*- -*- -*- 0.50** 0.30 0.85
Health insurance5) -*- -*- -*- -*- -*- -*- 3.05** 1.31 7.11
Nagelkerke r2 .03    .41    .33   
Gynaecology M11) M21) M32)
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Age 1.03 0.99 1.05 1.01 0.97 1.04 -#- -#- -#-
Ethnicity 5.52*** 2.50 12.17 1.87 0.71 4.94 -#- -#- -#-
Communication competence -*- -*- -*- 4.07*** 2.52 6.56 6.22*** 2.84 13.62
Need for emergency treatment 3) -*- -*- -*- 0.71*** 0.60 0.84 0.63*** 0.55 0.81
Duration of complaints -*- -*- -*- -*- -*- -*- 1.00 1.00 1.02
Nagelkerke r2 .13    .46    .50   
  1. 1) Dependent variable: satisfaction with doctor-patient relationship (reference category: "dissatisfied");
  2. 2) Stepwise logistic regression, only significant results are shown; 3) Need for emergency treatment as perceived by the physician, 4) Reference category: female; 5) Reference category: health insurance not paid by the welfare office
  3. OR – Odds Ratio; CI – Confidence Interval
  4. * p ≤ .05; ** p ≤ .01; *** p ≤ .001; -*- not included in the model; -#- included, but non-significant