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Table 6 Multivariate analysis of physician factors and wait times

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

Dermatology Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 0.61 0.61 0.37 .054
Patient sex 1 0.17 0.17 0.11 0.74
Socioeconomic status 4 5.28 1.32 0.81 0.52
Patient ACG index 2 2.73 1.63 0.84 0.43
Continuity of care with their FP 2 2.08 1.04 0.64 0.53
Gastroenterology Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 5.96 5.96 4.08 0.044
Patient sex 1 1.33 1.33 0.91 0.34
Socioeconomic status 4 19.22 4.8 3.29 0.011
Patient ACG index 2 20.67 10.33 7.07 0.0009
Continuity of care with their FP 2 1.45 0.72 0.5 0.61
Rheumatology Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 0.025 0.025 0.02 0.89
Patient sex 1 8.86 8.86 7.44 0.0067
Socioeconomic status 4 5.38 1.34 1.13 0.34
Patient ACG index 2 0.44 0.22 0.19 0.83
Continuity of care with their FP 2 0.16 0.081 0.07 0.93
Cardiology Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 2.07 2.068 1.42 0.23
Patient sex 1 1.35 1.35 0.93 0.34
Socioeconomic status 4 3.02 0.75 0.52 0.73
Patient ACG index 2 4.18 2.08 1.43 0.24
Continuity of care with their FP 2 4.37 2.18 1.5 0.22
Psychiatry Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 0.21 0.21 0.1 0.75
Patient sex 1 0.9 0.9 0.45 0.51
Socioeconomic status 4 17.1 4.26 2.14 0.077
Patient ACG index 2 6.29 3.14 1.58 0.21
Continuity of care with their FP 2 2.29 1.14 0.57 0.56
General surgery Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 2.41 2.41 1.79 0.18
Patient sex 1 12.3 12.3 9.14 0.0026
Socioeconomic status 4 5.83 1.46 1.08 0.36
Patient ACG index 2 0.77 0.39 0.29 0.75
Continuity of care with their FP 2 1.73 0.86 0.64 0.53
Plastic Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 0.21 0.21 0.13 0.72
Patient sex 1 9.63 9.63 6.05 0.014
Socioeconomic status 4 17.8 4.46 2.81 0.025
Patient ACG index 2 2.55 1.28 0.8 0.45
Continuity of care with their FP 2 0.38 0.19 0.12 0.89
Urology Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 0.0064 0.0064 0.01 0.94
Patient sex 1 1.26 1.26 1 0.32
Socioeconomic status 4 1.1 0.28 0.22 0.93
Patient ACG index 2 1.98 0.99 0.79 0.45
Continuity of care with their FP 2 3.78 1.88 1.5 0.22
ENT (Otolaryngology) Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 0.42 0.42 0.32 0.57
Patient sex 1 5.74 5.74 4.36 0.037
Socioeconomic status 4 0.76 0.19 0.14 0.97
Patient ACG index 2 15.9 7.98 6.06 0.0024
Continuity of care with their FP 2 1.38 0.69 0.52 0.59
Orthopedics Degree of freedom Sum or square Mean square F statistic p value
Patient age 1 21.2 21.25 12.3 0.0005
Patient sex 1 6.78 6.78 3.92 0.048
Socioeconomic status 4 15.9 3.99 2.31 0.56
Patient ACG index 2 2.11 1.06 0.61 0.54
Continuity of care with their FP 2 18.9 9.49 5.49 0.0043