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Table 5 Conditional probabilities of observed parallel and its primary activities (logit-linear analysis; N = 750)

From: Participant observation of time allocation, direct patient contact and simultaneous activities in hospital physicians

  Parallel activity
Primary activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Unconditional probability
1. Communication patient .00 .27 .01 .48 .13 .09 .01 .22
2. Diagnostic .67 .00 .02 .04 .22 .02 .04 .15
3. Therapy .26 .00 .00 .02 .60 .04 .09 .06
4. Documentation .37 .00 .00 .00 .56 .01 .05 .30
5. Conversation (colleagues, nurses) .10 .02 .10 .77 .11 .04 .08 .20
6. Conversation (relatives & others) .57 .00 .00 .36 .07 .00 .00 .02
7. Else .00 .03 .02 .11 .18 .00 .26 .05
Unconditional probability .25 .07 .02 .26 .30 .04 .06 1
  1. Note: N = 750; bold probabilities p < .01.