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Table 2 Personnel composition per group practice sorted by Canton

From: Skill mix in Swiss primary care group practices - a nationwide online survey

Canton Number of practices Average number of doctors Average number of MPA* (N Practices) Average number of Health professionals** (N Practices)
ZH 26 9.2 7.47 (17) 2.4 (10)
BE 20 10.3 7.0 (16) 5.75 (8)
GE 8 13.5 4.5 (2) 4.125 (8)
LU 7 9.2 5 (6) 3.0 (2)
SZ 6 7.3 6.0 (3) 1.3 (3)
SO 6 6.1 3 (2) 1.0 (2)
TI 5 7.6 9.667 (3) 5.0 (3)
AG 4 3.8 3.5 (2) 2.0 (1)
SG 4 5.8 6.667 (3) 8.0 (2)
BL 3 4.0 1 (1) 2.0 (1)
TG 3 12 2.3 (3) 3.0 (2)
ZG 3 6.6 2.0 (2) 2.0 (3)
BS 2 10.0 2.5 (2) 0 (0)
VD 2 17 0 (0) 4.5 (2)
FR 1 7.0 0 (0) 0 (0)
GR 1 5.0 1 (1) 0 (0)
UR 1 12 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 102 9.03 5.95 (63) 3.36 (47)
  1. Notes: * Medical practice assistants with further education to counsel patients with specific diseases. ** includes Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Dietitians. The calculation of the overall average number of health professionals and medical practice assistants exluded practices which did not employ those professionals respectively. The total number of practices employing medical practice assistants was 63 and respectively 47 practices employing health professionals