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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of individual respondents (n = 373) and organizational characteristics (n = 36)

From: Factors associated with internal medicine physician job attitudes in the Veterans Health Administration

Measure Mean or N SD or %
Individual level
Percent of VA professional time spent
 Direct patient care 63.17 27.28
 Administration 12.74 16.68
 Attending educational programs 3.41 5.30
 Education 7.38 9.65
 Research 13.29 22.53
Specialist board certification/eligible 346 93%
Work only at VA 276 74%
Tenure at current facility 9.87 9.10
Foreign medical school 86 23.1%
Adequate physician staffing 3.37 1.08
Adequate registered nurses 2.78 1.10
Perceived quality of care 1.88 .84
Outcomes
 Overall job satisfaction 2.96 1.00
 Intent to leave 2.14 1.06
 Burnout .98 .84
Organization-level
 Urban location 29 80.6%
 Teaching affiliated hospital 25 69.4%
 Performance-based compensation 26 72.2%
 Inpatient beds 65.58 35.57