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Table 3 Practice Baseline Characteristics (n = 1205)

From: Assessing Asthma control in UK primary care: Use of routinely collected prospective observational consultation data to determine appropriateness of a variety of control assessment models

   Missing
Rurality: Urban practices 826 (68.5%) 0 (0.0%)
Practice population size Mean 6,862 5 (0.4%)
  Lower Quartile 3,877.5  
  Upper Quartile 9,000  
  Range 367 to 32,000  
  Median 6,300  
Practices with a: Full time GP 1,090 (90.5%) 91 (7.5%)
Part time GP 381 (31.6%) 91 (7.5%)
Full time nurse 787 (65.3%) 105 (8.7%)
Part time nurse 478 (39.6%) 105 (8.7%)
Deprivation Score Mean 1.65 (SD 3.62) 1 (0.08%)
  Range -5.21 to 13.21  
  Median = 1.18  
Distance of practice from the nearest DGH Mean 4.86 miles (SD 5.71) 1 (0.08%)
  Range 0 to 96  
  Median = 3  
Respiratory Specialist in-situ in nearest DGH 1,150 (95%) 35 (2.9%)
Practices who had:   
Nurse run asthma clinic 830 (68.9%) 68 (5.6%)
Nurse with an accredited Asthma Diploma 897 (74.4%) 48 (4.0%)
Carried out asthma audit in the previous 3 years 723 (60.0%) 55 (4.6%)
Previous use of Asthma Stamp (Protocol) 561 (46.6%) 91 (7.5%)
Achieved ≥70% of Asthma QOF* Points 2004/5 617 (51.2%) 22 (1.8%)
Achieved ≥70% of Total QOF* Points 2004/5 1,152 (95.6%) 19 (1.6%)
  1. QOF = Quality Outcome Framework
  2. DGH = District General Hospital