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Table 2 Practice characteristics

From: Effect of accreditation on the quality of chronic disease management: a comparative observational study

  Practices in first cohort Practices in second cohort
Practice characteristic 2006-2008 2009-2011 2009-2011
  N % N % N %
Practice type       
Single handed 17 25% 18 26% 19 27%
Health center 10 14% 11 16% 8 12%
Other 42 61% 40 58% 42 61%
Practice location1       
Urban 23 33% 23 33% 25 36%
Semi-urban 34 49% 34 49% 33 48%
Rural 12 18% 12 18% 11 16%
Average number of patients per practice 4629   4808   4830  
  1. 1A region was defined as urban when the number of addresses per km2 exceeded 1500. Semi-urban regions had between 500 and 1500 addresses per km2, rural regions had less than 500 addresses per km2.
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