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Table 3 Adjusted relationships between lack of satisfaction and years of care from the same physician: logistic regression results*: Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years of continuity

From: Length of patient-physician relationship and patients' satisfaction and preventive service use in the rural south: a cross-sectional telephone study

Lack of Satisfaction %≤1 yr care
OR (95% CI)
% 1–2 yrs care
OR (95% CI)
% 3–5 yrs care
OR (95% CI)
% Neutral or dissatisfied with overall health care 2.34 1.78 0.81
  (1.39–3.93) (1.04–3.06) (0.50–1.32)
  p = 0.001 p = 0.04 p = 0.40
% Neutral or dissatisfied with quality of health care 1.87 2.37 1.05
  (0.98–3.60) (1.35–4.15) (0.56–1.97)
  p = 0.058 p = 0.003 p = 0.87
% Neutral or not confident in physician 1.36 1.07 1.11
  (0.94–1.98) (0.77–1.50) (0.83–1.49)
  p = 0.10 p = 0.65 p = 0.47
% Neutral or dissatisfied with concern shown by physician 1.90 1.42 1.37
  (1.12–3.23) (0.74–2.76) (0.83–2.27)
  p = 0.02 p = 0.29 p = 0.21
% Neutral or dissatisfied with having questions answered 1.98 1.55 1.18
  (1.10–3.57) (0.81–2.94) (0.70–2.00)
  p = 0.02 p = 0.18 p = 0.52
% Felt neutral or not welcome and comfortable by staff 1.28 1.14 0.77
  (0.66–2.52) (0.60–2.15) (0.48–1.23)
  p = 0.46 p = 0.69 p = 0.27
  1. *Adjusted for age, gender, race, income ≥ 25,000, health insurance status, and health status. Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years