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Table 1 Comparison of EMRALD family physicians with all other family physicians in Ontario, Canada

From: Waiting to see the specialist: patient and provider characteristics of wait times from primary to specialty care

Characteristic EMRALD physicians All other Ontario FPs
  N % N %
Total 54 100.0 11,385 100.0
Sex     
  Male 30 55.6 6,833 60.0
  Female 24 44.4 4,552 40.0
Age group     
  Under 35 years 9 16.8 1,094 9.6
  35-54 years 33 61.1 5929 52.1
  55+ 12 22.2 4,362 38.3
Mean age (years) 44.9   50.6  
Medical training location     
  Canada 47 86.6 8,731 76.7
  US/International 7 13.4 2,654 23.3
Average number years in practice 14.0   17.0  
Rurality     
  Rural 11 20.3 850 7.5
  Suburban 8 14.8 1,871 16.4
  Urban 35 64.8 8,664 76.1
More than 25% of visits in the Emergency Department* 10 18.5 1,560 13.7
Full time affiliation with a patient enrolment model group 54 100.0 6,866 60.3
Time on EMR     
  <= 3years 18 33.3 NA NA
  3 to 5 years 26 48.2 NA NA
  > = 5 years 10 18.5 NA NA
Rostered patients     
  <=1000 patients 18 33.3 NA NA
  1001 to 1500 patients 20 37.0 NA NA
  > = 1501 patients 16 29.7 NA NA
  1. *FPs having more than 25% of the patient visits in an emergency department.
  2. NA Not available.