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Table 2 Desired form of practice and working conditions

From: From practice employee to (co-)owner: young GPs predict their future careers: a cross-sectional survey

Practice and job characteristics Overall n = 254 Female n = 180 (71%) Male n = 74 (29%) p-value
Practice type, no. (% per column)     0.96
 Single practice 6 (2) 4 (2) 2 (3)  
 Double practice 29 (11) 21 (12) 8 (11)  
 Group practice 219 (86) 155 (86) 64 (86)  
If group practice: number of colleagues, no. (% per column)     0.17
 2–3 98 (45) 74 (48) 24 (38)  
 4–5 106 (48) 74 (48) 32 (50)  
 6–10 12 (5) 6 (4) 6 (9)  
 10–15 2 (1) 1 (1) 1 (2)  
  > 15 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (2)  
Practice location, no. (% per column)     0.17
 Town 43 (17) 29 (16) 14 (19)  
 Suburb 102 (40) 67 (37) 35 (47)  
 Countryside 109 (43) 84 (47) 25 (34)  
When do you want to start working as a GP? no. (% per column)     0.60
 Already working in a practice 72 (28) 48 (27) 24 (32)  
 In < 1 year 16 (6) 10 (6) 6 (8)  
 In 1–2 years 37 (15) 27 (15) 10 (14)  
 In 3–5 years 65 (26) 45 (25) 20 (27)  
 In 6–10 years 51 (20) 39 (22) 12 (16)  
 In > 10 years 7 (3) 5 (3) 2 (3)  
 I don’t know 6 (2) 6 (3) 0 (0)  
House calls, no. (% per column)     0.28
 Yes 95 (37) 65 (36) 30 (41)  
 Probably yes 98 (39) 72 (40) 26 (35)  
 Probably not 37 (15) 28 (16) 9 (12)  
 No 6 (2) 2 (1) 4 (5)  
 I don’t know 18 (7) 13 (7) 5 (7)  
Desired workload in %, mean (SD)a 70 (15.8) 66 (15.1) 78 (14.2) <0.001
Remuneration, no. (% per column)     <0.001
 Fixed salary based on workload 45 (18) 41 (23) 4 (5)  
 Billing for my own time 81 (32) 44 (24) 37 (50)  
 Part fixed, part share of the revenue 122 (48) 93 (52) 29 (39)  
 Only share of the revenue 6 (2) 2 (1) 4 (5)  
Employment of first job as GP, no. (% per column)b     0.001
 Employed 227 (89) 168 (93) 59 (80)  
 Self-employed 27 (11) 12 (7) 15 (20)  
If employed: time frame of being employed, no. (% per column)     0.005
  < 2 years 106 (47) 68 (40) 38 (64)  
 2–5 years 98 (43) 84 (50) 14 (24)  
 6–10 years 8 (4) 4 (2) 4 (7)  
 10–15 years 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 My whole career 15 (7) 12 (7) 3 (5)  
Long-term desires, no. (%)     
 Be employed 25 (9) 22 (12) 3 (4) 0.049
 Be employed co-owner 84 (32) 69 (37) 15 (20) 0.006
 Own the practice 192 (72) 130 (70) 62 (82) 0.052
 Medical director of a large group practice 29 (11) 12 (6) 17 (22) <0.001
 Chief administrater of a group practice 19 (7) 3 (2) 16 (21) <0.001
  1. a100% equals 50 h / week
  2. bDesired if not yet in a practice, resp. how it was if already in a practice