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Table 5 Statistically significant relationship between characteristic of family physicians and their level of agreement with statements about primary care reform, odds ratios with their 95% confidence intervals.

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

  Age group Years in practice Practice type Size of practice Primary clinical Incomee Percenttime in clinical practice
  < 44 vs. 45+ years 0–9 vs. 10+ years Solo vs. all others * <1500 vs. 1500+ patients Fee-for-service vs. all others** <75% vs. 75%+
Understand the network enough to make informed decision about involvment     0.64 (0.46–0.90)   0.65 (0.45–0.95)
Expect to be part of network by 2004   1.60 (1.03–2.50)    0.25 (0.16–0.40)  
Expect to be part of network afer 2004   1.67 (1.14–2.45)   1.49 (1.03–2.16) 0.47 (0.31–0.73)  
Oorganization of primary care needs changing      0.29 (0.15–0.55)  
Financing primary care needs changing       2.38 (1.37–4.14)
Capitation would improve primary care      0.27 (0.17–0.41) 1.83 (1.24–2.72)
Rostering would improve primary care 0.62 (0.45–0.87)     0.34 (0.27–0.53) 1.77 (1.21–2.56)
Financial incentives would preventive care      0.41 (0.18–0.93)  
Patients should have weeknight and weekend access 0.49 (0.35–0.69)   0.65 (0.45–0.93)   0.58 (0.38–0.89) 1.58 (1.08–2.33)
Telephone health line is a good resource     0.65 (0.45–0.95)   
Favours computer systems to replace paper    0.41 (0.28–0.61)    
  1. * All other type of practices includes: group, community health centre, health services organization and other. ** All other type of primary income includes:capitation, salary and other.