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Table 4 Top ten items for countries with high, medium and low rating of general practice/family medicine (GP/FM) status. Scores on a 9-point Likert scale (mean score minus 1SD)

From: Strengthening general practice/family medicine in Europe—advice from professionals from 30 European countries

Countries with high rating (n = 13)
Rank Item Score
1 To develop staff and invest in academic development, motivate young staff to build an academic career 7.22
2 To build the same level of specialty as other disciplines 7.15
3 To have strong leaders 7.13
4 To keep family doctors as leaders of GP/FM departments 7.06
5 To create a link between academics and policy makers 6.76
6 To look at what specific help individual countries need 6.51
7 To collaborate with other organizations 6.30
8 To create a network of GP/FM university departments 6.27
9 To keep working and proving yourself 6.09
10 To train academic staff, to run “Training of Trainers” 6.06
Countries with medium rating (n = 11)
Rank Item Score
1 To build a strong scientific society 7.62
2 To keep family doctors as leaders of GP/FM departments 7.56
3 To build the same level of specialty as other disciplines 7.43
4 To train academic staff, to run “Training of Trainers” 6.97
5 To have strong leaders 6.75
6 To introduce a mentor system with one to one teaching and create a list of tutors for teaching 6.75
7 To remind that to prepare doctors for primary care is a priority for Ministry of Health and universities 6.61
8 To keep working and proving yourself 6.61
9 To develop staff and invest in academic development, motivate young staff to build an academic career 6.57
10 To establish common learning objectives 6.56
Countries with low rating (n = 6)
Rank Item Score
1 To create a network of GP/FM university departments 8.25
2 To keep family doctors as leaders of GP/FM departments 7.50
3 To establish common learning objectives 7.36
4 To post an English version of the curriculum on the university website 7.35
5 To train academic staff, to run “Training of Trainers” 7.29
6 To remind that to prepare doctors for primary care is a priority for Ministry of Health and universities 7.29
7 To use experts’ help and invite experienced colleagues from other countries to establish a GP/FM university department 7.00
8 To know existing statement papers and create a common list of documents, bibliography and selected readings 6.96
9 To introduce a mentor system with one to one teaching and create a list of tutors for teaching 6.96
10 To work on good examples 6.90