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Table 1 Characteristics of participating medical assistants and practice nurses (MNs), GPs and practices compared to all Dutch GPs and practices

From: Patient safety culture measurement in general practice. Clinimetric properties of 'SCOPE'

Characteristics of participants Study population
(n = 294)
National demographic data
GPs
  MNs *
(n = 221)
GPs
(n = 73)
GPs
(n = 8766) [37]
Gender male 1.2 51.4 62.2
  female 98.8 48.6 37.8
Age (years) < 39 47.2 19.3 20.9
  40-49 32.6 27.4 30.7
  50 and older 20.4 53.4 48.3
Experience
(years of practice)
0- 10 76.9 47.9 60.2
  11-20 16.7 27.0 21.3
  21-30 5.2 22.5 15.8
  More than 30 0.8 3.0 2.8
Working hours (fte) 0-0.4 21.9 9.0 9.4
  0.5-0.6 43.9 20.9 20.9
  0.7-0.8 20.8 37.4 15.2
  0.9-1.0 13.2 33.0 54.5
Practice organisation solo 19.9 12.4 18.0
  duo 23.9 23.7 28.2
  group practice or
health care centre
56.1 63.9 53.8
  1. (Reference data about medical assistants and practice nurses (MNs) are not available; * the figures shown are the distributions found in all MNs that responded to SCOPE in web system (n = 1100). The specific figures of the 221 MNs of this substudy could not be retraced.)