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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of GPs

From: The use of public performance reporting by general practitioners: a study of perceptions and referral behaviours

  N (%)
Gender
Male 18 (45%)
Female 22 (55%)
Age groups (years)
30–39 10 (25%)
40–49 7 (17.5%)
50–59 16 (40%)
60–69 7 (17.5%)
Education & training
Australia 28 (70%)
Overseas 12 (30%)
Work status
Full-time 24 (60%)
Part-time 16 (40%)
Type of GP practice
Group 38 (95%)
Solo 2 (5%)
Location of practice
Metropolitan 35 (87.5%)
Regional/rurala 5 (12.5%)
Years in practice (mean) 20 (range 1 month to 43 years)
Years in practice
0–5 years 8 (20%)
6–10 years 4 (10%)
11–15 years 2 (5%)
16–20 years 2 (5%)
21+ years 24 (60%)
  1. aRegional and rural locations were combined due to the small number of cases in each location