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Table 2 General practitioner (GP) socio-demographic and clinical characteristics (n = 398)

From: Variables associated with general practitioners taking on serious mental disorder patients

GP average age [mean (SD)] 48 (± 9)
Hours spent on duty per week [mean (SD)] 43 (± 13)
Number of patients seen (or patient consultations) in a week for any reasons
[mean (SD)]
90 (± 42)
Proportion of medical consultations related to mental disorders, both common and serious mental disorders [mean %] 25 (± 19)
Proportion of serious mental disorders (SMD) patients (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar and delirious disorder) diagnosed among
GP patient consultations related to mental disorders [mean % (SD)]
12 (± 13)
Proportion of patients with common mental disorders (CMD, i.e. depression and/or anxiety disorders, adaptation disorders,
personality disorders, substance abuse) among GP patient consultations related to mental disorders [mean % (SD)]
88 (± 42)
Proportion of SMD patients taken on by GPs (i.e., accepted as the GP own patients, GPs assuming continuous follow-up over time)
among total GP consultations of SMD patients (i.e. one-time basis and GPs' own patients) [mean % (SD)]
34 (± 36)
Proportion of GP consultations of SMD patients taken on related to the following reasons [mean % (SD)]:  
   medication follow-up 49 (± 39)
   supportive therapy 35 (± 37)
   psychotherapy 8 (± 21)
Number of times GPs received their SMD patients (i.e. patients taken on) annually [mean (SD)] 6 (± 5)
Number of patients visiting GPs per week for mental disorders, both common and serious disorders [mean (SD)] 23 (± 19)