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Table 1 Characteristics of GPs in relation to referral rate

From: Why do GPs hesitate to refer diabetes patients to a self-management education program: a qualitative study

  Group 1 (n = 16)
≥ 5 patients
Group 2 (n = 21)
< 5 and ≥ 1 patients
Group 3 (n = 16)
1 patient
Group 4 (n = 27)
no patient
Total(n = 80)
Participant characteristics
   • Female (%) 25 5 19 22 18
   • Age in 2007 (mean; years) 48,1 46,1 48,1 48,6 47,8
Practice characteristics
   • Single-handed practice (%) 50 62 94 85 74
   • Staff support in practice (%) 25 31 21 35 29
   • ≥ 30 diabetes patients (%) 69 67 77 59 67
   • Diabetesregister (%) 33 31 15 20 25
Participation in complex intervention
   • Protocol development (%) 31 5 0 0 7
   • Attending ≥ 1 training session (%) 94 48 50 33 53
   • Participation in audit (%) 63 29 6 7 24
   • Referral for insulin initiation (%) 69 48 31 0 33