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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents and their practices, family physicians in Ontario, 2002.

From: Family physician views about primary care reform in Ontario: a postal questionnaire

Characteristic N (%)
Age group (missing = 66)   
  25–34 years 101 19.8
  35–44 years 198 38.8
  45–54 years 155 30.3
  55–64 years 57 11.2
Sex   
  Females 259 44.9
  Males 318 55.1
Years in practice (missing = 90)   
  0–9 years 186 38.2
  10–19 years 168 34.5
  20–29 years 107 22
  30–39 years 26 5.3
Practice tyype (missing = 4)   
  Solo 169 29.5
  Group 318 55.5
  Community Health Centre 27 4.7
  Health Services Organization 18 3.1
  Other 41 7.2
Primary Clinical Income (missing = 4)   
  Fee for service 464 81
  Capitation 29 5.1
  Salary 58 10.1
  Other 22 3.8
Size of practice (missing = 25)   
  <500 patients 21 3.8
  500–1000 patients 61 11.1
  1001–1500 patients 116 21
  1501–2000 patients 144 26.1
  2001–2500 patients 90 16.3
  >2500 patients 120 21.7
Percent time in clinical practice (missing = 2)   
  <25% 12 2.1
  25–50% 29 5.1
  51–75% 103 17.9
  76–100% 431 75
Use computer (missing = 12)    
  Billing only 169 29.9
  Billing, scheduling & registration 337 59.5
  Full electronic record 59 10.4
Out of hours service*    
  Use on-call physician 357 61.9
  Sign-out to emergency 180 31.2
  Sign-out to walk-in clinic 154 26.7
  Week-day evening hours 155 26.9
  Week-end evening hours 84 14.6
  1. * More than one response allowed, so numbers don't add up to 577.