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Table 1 Family physician and practice characteristics

From: Accepting new patients who require opioids into family practice: results from the MAAP-NS census survey study

  Family Physicians in Study ¤(n = 326)
Physician Characteristics
 Female, % (n) 44.5 (145)
 Age (in years), Mean (SD) (Range) 52.5 (10) (30–78 years)
 Years in practice*, Mean (SD) (Range) 25.7 (10.9) (3–54 years)
 Hours of direct patient care provided, Mean (SD) (Range) 29.6 (11.5) (3-61 hours)
Practice Characteristics
 Number of family physicians in practice % (n)  
  Solo Practice 35.6 (116)
  2 providers 18.1 (59)
  3–5 providers 25.2 (82)
  6–9 providers 12.9 (42)
  10 or more providers 8.3 (27)
 Has a nurse in practice % (n) 35.6 (116)
 Has a nurse practitioner in practice % (n) 17.6 (58)
 Has a psychiatrist or psychologist in practice % (n) 15.6 (51)
 Has a social worker in practice % (n) 9.2 (30)
 Has a pharmacist in practice % (n) 8 (26)
  1. *Estimated from year of graduation from Medical School
  2. ¤ Answered the question about opioids