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Table 2 Analyses of associations between general practice characteristics and delay after exclusion of gender-specific cancers

From: General practitioner characteristics and delay in cancer diagnosis. a population-based cohort study

GP characteritics Patient delay; OR(95%CI) Doctor delay; OR(95%CI) System delay; OR(95%CI)
  N Unadjusted* N Adjusted* N Unadjusted* N Adjusted* N Unadjusted* N Adjusted*
Gender Male 462(111) 1 389(93) 1 684(81) 1 582(65) 1 488(135) 1 416(115) 1
  Female 212(36) 0.59(0.39 to 0.91) 156(24) 0.48(0.27 to 0.86) 314(27) 0.72(0.45 to 1.16) 237(22) 0.91(0.49 to 1.69) 226(74) 1.32(0.91 to 1.91) 171(64) 1.61(1.04 to 2.51)
Years since ≥ 20 years 489(106) 1 395(87) 1 724(84) 1 593(69) 1 517(150) 1 421(125) 1
graduation 0-19 years 185(41) 0.99(0.65 to 1.50) 150(30) 1.05(0.61 to 1.79) 274(24) 0.74(0.46 to 1.21) 226(18) 0.72(0.39 to 1.35) 197(59) 1.07(0.73 to 1.57) 166(54) 1.16(0.75 to 1.78)
Practice Solo practice 424(83) 1 328(63) 1 617(62) 1 482(44) 1 445(131) 1 349(107) 1
organization Group practice 250(64) 1.40(0.96 to 2.03) 217(54) 1.31(0.83 to 2.07) 381(46) 1.21(0.80 to 1.84) 337(43) 1.49(0.87 to 2.54) 269(78) 0.97(0.68 to 1.39) 238(72) 1.10(0.74 to 1.63)
Job satisfaction Satisfied Not 527(116) 1 425(92) 1 766(79) 1 631(62) 1 551(160) 1 454(137) 1
  satisfied1 147(31) 0.97(0.62 to 1.53) 120(25) 0.87(0.51 to 1.48) 232(29) 1.22(0.77 to 1.94) 188(25) 1.34(0.76 to 2.37) 163(49) 1.05(0.70 to 1.58) 133(42) 1.23(0.79 to 1.92)
Burnout2 No 481(109) 1 390(89) 1 732(80) 1 602(66) 1 526(158) 1 431(137) 1
  Yes 186(36) 0.83(0.54 to 1.28) 155(28) 0.68(0.41 to 1.12) 257(25) 0.87(0.54 to 1.40) 217(21) 0.88(0.49 to 1.59) 182(50) 0.89(0.60 to 1.33) 156(42) 0.88(0.57 to 1.35)
CME3 Yes 598(128) 1 483(101) 1 898(99) 1 741(81) 1 637(193) 1 527(167) 1
  No 72(19) 1.38(0.79 to 2.44) 62(16) 1.36(0.70 to 2.64) 84(7) 0.65(0.29 to 1.45) 78(6) 0.63(0.24 to 1.65) 72(16) 0.66(0.36 to 1.22) 60(12) 0.67(0.33 to 1.34)
Working hours ≥ 40 hours/week 517(117) 1 445(97) 1 774(86) 1 675(70) 1 552(166) 1 486(150) 1
  < 40 hours/week 122(24) 0.82(0.50 to 1.36) 100(20) 1.16(0.64 to 2.10) 179(19) 0.96(0.56 to 1.65) 144(17) 1.40(0.72 to 2.70) 128(33) 0.81(0.52 to 1.29) 101(29) 0.84(0.50 to 1.41)
List size4 < 1626(median) 347(75) 1 274(57) 1 496(61) 1 395(47) 1 354(111) 1 282(91) 1
  ≥ 1626 317(67) 0.99(0.68 to 1.44) 271(60) 1.14(0.69 to 1.88) 491(46) 0.74(0.49 to 1.12) 424(40) 0.73(0.40 to 1.34) 351(95) 0.81(0.58 to 1.15) 305(88) 1.20(0.76 to 1.87)
Services5 < 9486(median) 345(78) 1 281(61) 1 494(58) 1 404(47) 1 349(121) 1 286(106) 1
  ≥ 9486 319(64) 0.89(0.61 to 1.30) 264(56) 0.84(0.51 to 1.40) 493(49) 0.83(0.55 to 1.25) 415(40) 0.88(0.48 to 1.61) 356(85) 0.59(0.42 to 0.83) 301(73) 0.53(0.34 to 0.83)
Knowledge of the patient Much 460(92) 1 409(82) 1 681(70) 1 613(62) 1 476(154) 1 426(141) 1
  Little 212(55) 1.37(0.93 to 2.01) 136(35) 1.55(0.95 to 2.53) 314(38) 1.20(0.78 to 1.84) 206(25) 1.31(0.77 to 2.23) 236(55) 0.63(0.44 to 0.91) 161(38) 0.61(0.39 to 0.94)
Compliance High 519(109) 1 476(97) 1 769(82) 1 715(73) 1 561(162) 1 521(152) 1
  Low 74(20) 1.46(0.82 to 2.61) 69(20) 1.53(0.84 to 2.77) 111(14) 1.21(0.65 to 2.27) 104(14) 1.31(0.68 to 2.51) 73(28) 1.53(0.91 to 2.58) 66(27) 1.80(1.04 to 3.13)
  1. Unadjusted and adjusted analyses of general practitioner and practice characteristics and the three stages of delay in the patient population after exclusion of gender-specific cancersadjusted for patient clustering within GPs and practices. The N in each column is the number of answers with complete data. The number of patients with long delays is provided in brackets. Results are presented as odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs).*ORs adjusted for patient gender and age.
  2. 125% less satisfied
  3. 2Burnout index: emotional exhaustion score (0-38) > 26 and/or depersonalization score (0-24) > 9
  4. 3Participation in continuing medical education (CME). CME-group and/or supervision group
  5. 4Listed patients per GP according to the county's Health Service Registry (2003)
  6. 5Services (daytime surgery consultations, telephone consultations and home visits) per GP per year according to the county's Health Service Registry (2003)