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Table 3 Logistic regression model for self-employed GPs (n = 92): 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 4.38 1.10–17.56 1.48 0.71 0.037
Conflicts between own expectations and the reality of care 3.88 0.92–16.38 1.36 0.74 0.065
Appointment scheduling 0.31 0.06–1.59 −1.18 0.84 0.159
Nursing services/care facilities in the event of patient issues 3.12 0.61–16.60 1.16 0.84 0.168
EBM / fee structure 2.58 0.61–10.87 0.95 0.73 0.197
Communication with difficult patients 2.43 0.53–11.23 0.89 0.78 0.255
Practice software issues 2.31 0.52–10.17 0.84 0.76 0.270
Complexity of patients 2.31 0.41–12.86 0.84 0.88 0.341
Excessive caseload 1.18 0.22–6.50 0.17 0.87 0.847
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)