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Table 2 Characteristics of participating patients and carers

From: What matters to people with chronic conditions when accessing care in Australian general practice? A qualitative study of patient, carer, and provider perspectives

Participant characteristics Number (% total or range, as indicated)
Sex
 Female 15 (75%)
 Male 5 (25%)
Location of general practice
 Central and Eastern Sydney PHN 12 (60%)
 South Western Sydney PHN 6 (30%)
 Nepean Blue Mountains PHN 2 (10%)
Number of
 Patients 18 (90%)
 Carers 2 (10%)
Median age in years (range) 59.5 (29–88)
Median years lived with condition(s) (range) 14.5 (1–41)
Presence of rare condition(s)
 Yes 4 (20%)
 No 16 (80%)
 Median years seeing current GP (range) 10 (3.5 months – 21 years)
Bulk billed by GP
 Yes 13 (65%)
 No 3 (15%)
 Uncertain/Did not answer 4 (20%)
Recruited from patient advocacy or consumer representative organization
 Yes 11 (55%)
 No 9 (45%)