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Table 2 Logistic regression model for all GPs (n = 100): Association between frequent, straining challenges of daily general practice and high strain due to chronic stress (dependent variable)

From: Chronic stress, work-related daily challenges and medicolegal investigations: a cross-sectional study among German general practitioners

Commonly (high) strained due to … Odds Ratio 95% confidence interval Beta Standard error p-value
Keeping medical records up-to-date 4.95 1.29–19.06 1.60 0.69 0.020
Conflicts between own expectations and the reality of care 4.22 1.00–17.77 1.44 0.73 0.050
Appointment scheduling 0.23 0.04–1.17 −1.48 0.83 0.076
Practice software issues 3.33 0.79–14.00 1.20 0.73 0.101
Nursing services/care facilities in the event of patient issues 3.56 0.67–18.87 1.27 0.85 0.136
EBM / fee structure 2.49 0.61–10.14 0.91 0.72 0.202
Communication with difficult patients 2.44 0.55–10.93 0.89 0.77 0.243
Complexity of patients 2.04 0.39–10.57 0.71 0.84 0.396
Excessive caseload 1.61 0.33–7.95 0.48 0.81 0.558
Work left undone*
Accuracy of work of physician assistants*
Lacking qualification of physician assistants*
  1. *no reasonable estimates effectively predicting the dependent variable available due to quasi-selection (see distribution of the variables in Fig. 1)