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Table 1 Description of participating and non-participating GPs

From: Gaining information about home visits in primary care: methodological issues from a feasibility study

Parameters Statistics Participating GPs Non-participating GPs Total (n = 92) Tests on differences
GPs documenting home visits (n = 21) drop outs (n = 8) GPs interviewed for non-response analysis (n = 20) GPs with no response (n = 43)
Female$ N 14 4 18 32 67 exact chi2 test: p ≥ 0.05
Urban region (>200000 inhabitants)$ N 12 4 13 32 61 exact chi2 test: p ≥ 0.05
Single practice$ N 18 8 14 35 77 exact chi2 test: p ≥ 0.05
Age$$ Median 53 46# 54 -- -- exact median test: p ≥ 0.05
Delegation of home visits$$ N 13 -- 16 -- -- Fisher’s exact test: p ≥ 0.05
Estimated number of home visits per week$$ M ± SD 20 ± 11 12 ± 3# 17 ± 16 -- -- two sample t-test: p ≥ 0.05
Estimated percentual number of patients ≥ 65 years$$ M ± SD 56% ± 17% -- 45% ± 19% -- -- two sample t-test: p ≥ 0.05
Estimated number of nursing home residents$$ Median 33 -- 24 -- -- exact median test: p ≥ 0.05
  1. #Based on telephone interviews with 3 non-responders.
  2. $Administrative data from Department of General Practice/University Halle.
  3. $$Data from questionnaire (documenting GPs) or interviews (non-participating GPs and drop outs).
  4. – no data collected.