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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of general practitioners

From: Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic use versus a standard approach for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and baseline characteristics of participating general practitioners [ISRCTN73182671]

  Study GPs All eligible GPs
  n = 53 n = 345
Age – median [IQR] 51 [42 – 55] 53 [47 – 58]
Female physicians – n (%) 9 (17) 64 (19)
Specialisation   
General medicine – n (%) 25 (47) 188 (54)
Internal medicine – n (%) 26 (49) 148 (43)
Other – n (%) 2 (3.8) 9 (2.6)
Years in private practice – median [IQR] 15 [6.2 – 20] 16 [9.0 – 23]
Years of postgraduate training – median [IQR] 8.8 [7.7 – 9.7] 8.9 [7.6 – 11]
Years since diploma – median [IQR] 25 [15 – 29] 26 [14 – 31]