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Table 3 Descriptive statistics

From: Heterogeneity in general practitioners’ preferences for quality improvement programs: a choice experiment and policy simulation in France

Variables Sample
(N = 303)
Mean value in Bourgogne Difference sample and regional (p-value) Mean value in France Difference sample and national (p-value)
Age (mean) 51.5 51.2(a) 0.451 (n.s) 51.3(a) 0.588 (n.s.)
Gender (% of women) 27 % 30 %(c) 0.479 (n.s.) 31.2 %(b) 0.277 (n.s.)
Sector of activity (% in sector 1) 93.1 % 87.3 %(a) 0.485 (n.s.) 89.3 %(a) 0.623 (n.s.)
Rural practice (%) 44.5 % 33 %(d) 0.000 15.7 %(b) 0.000
Group practice (%) 47.5 % 39.6 %(d) 0.118 (n.s.) 44.5 %(b) 0.567 (n.s.)
Health network membership (%) 41.9 % 39 %(e) 0.496 (n.s.) Between 27 and 44 % (5 French region)(e) Not determined
Weekly acts (mean) 119 102.8(a) 0.000 102.4(a) 0.000
  1. In the absence of exhaustive and homogeneous data source on private practice self-employed GPs, the regional and national values are derived from different sources
  2. aAll private practice GPs – 2008 data – SNIIR – source: Eco-Santé France, Régions & Départements 2015 – IRDES [63] (for the weekly activity, the number of annual acts has been divided by 46 weeks)
  3. bAll private practice GPs –2009 data – ADELI – [64]
  4. cAll private practice GPs –2009 data – SNIIR – [65]
  5. dSurvey panel of five regions (panel de médecins généralistes libéraux DREES, URML, FNORS) – 2007 data – [66]
  6. eSurvey panel of five regions (panel de médecins généralistes libéraux DREES, URML, FNORS) – 2007 data – [67]