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Table 2 Characteristics of the interview participants compared to a national sample

From: ‘Potentially inappropriate or specifically appropriate?’ Qualitative evaluation of general practitioners views on prescribing, polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people

Characteristic OPTI-SCRIPT study
N (%)
National estimatesa
%
Number interviewed 17 476
Male (%) 13 (76.4) 69.0
Urban practice location 12 (70.6) 43.0
Single handed practices 3 (17.6) 35.0
>10 years in practice 14 (82.3) No estimate
Interview method:   
 In person (%) 12 (70.5) N/A
 Telephone (%) 5 (29.5)
Average interview length (minutes) 14.5 (range 8.56 - 26.31) N/A
  1. N/A Not applicable
  2. a Based on a nationally representative sample of GPs from 2005 [52].