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Table 2 Characteristics associated with acceptance of patients who require opioids

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

  What proportion accepts patients who require opioids?
  Yes
n = 235
No
n = 91
Provider characteristics
 Sex***
  Female (n = 145) 119 (82.1%) 26 (17.9%)
  Male (n = 181) 116 (64.1%) 65 (35.9%)
 Age of FP in years *** (mean, SD) 51.3 (10.4) 55.6 (8.5)
 Years in practice *** (mean, SD) 24.0 (11.1) 30.0 (9.1)
 Hours of patient care per week (mean, SD)* 30.5 (11.4) 26.9 (11.6)
Practice Characteristics
 Number of FPs in practice ***
  Solo (n = 116) 74 (63.8%) 42 (36.2%)
  2 FPs (n = 59) 38 (64.4%) 21 (35.6%)
  3–5 FPs (n = 82) 60 (73.2%) 22 (26.8%)
  6–9 FPs (n = 42) 36 (85.7%) 6 (14.3%)
  10 or more FPs (n = 27) 27 (100%) 0
 Nurse in practice (FPN, MHN, PHN)*** (n = 116) 98 (84.5%) 18 (15.5%)
 Nurse Practitioner in practice with FP** (n = 58) 51 (87.9%) 7 (12.1%)
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001
  4. FP Family Physician
  5. SD Standard Deviation
  6. FPN Family Practice Nurse
  7. MHN Mental Health Nurse
  8. PHN Public Health Nurse