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Table 3 Physicians’ risk attitudes divided in to three groups, by gender and length of work experience

From: Chest pain out-of-hours – an interview study of primary care physicians’ diagnostic approach, tolerance of risk and attitudes to hospital admission

  Physicians’ risk attitudes – Pearson risk scale  
  Risk-avoiding Middle-scoring Risk-seekers Total
Male physicians     
 Experience 0–5 years 5 17 3 25
 Experience more than 5 years 5 25 5 35
 Total 10 42 8 60
Female physicians     
 Experience 0–5 years 6 11 7 24
 Experience more than 5 years 1 13 2 16
 Total 7 24 9 40
Total, all physicians 17 66 17 100