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Table 3 Participating practices characteristics

From: Feasibility of alcohol screening among patients receiving opioid treatment in primary care

Characteristic/Category GPs Total (N = 13)
  Intervention (n = 6) Control (n = 7)
Geographical area of GP:  
 Ireland East 5 6
 Ireland Mid-West 1 1
Level of training in providing addiction related care:  
 Level 1 GPa 2 3
 Level 2 GPb 4 4
Gender of GP:  
 Male 5 7
 Female 1 0
Type of Practice:  
 Mixedc 6 6
 GMSd 0 1
Number of full time GPs per practice:  
 ≤2 6 5
 ≥ 3 0 2
Practice Nurse:  
 Yes 5 6
 No 1 1
  1. aLevel 1GP: GPs who prescribe methadone for less than 15 patients are referred to as “level 1 GPs”
  2. bLevel 2 GP: GPs who prescribe methadone for 15 or more are referred to as “level 2 GPs”
  3. cMixed: Mixed Practice accepts both GMS patients and private patients
  4. dGMS: General Medical Services Scheme provides free general practitioner services and free drugs and medicines to persons with full eligibility