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Table 1 Description of the sample by level of care: sociodemographic, employment characteristics and type of area

From: Do primary and secondary care doctors have a different experience and perception of cross-level clinical coordination? Results of a cross-sectional study in the Catalan National Health System (Spain)

  Total PC SC  
(N = 3308) (N = 1141) (N = 2167)
n (%) n (%) n (%) p
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Sex     < 0.001
  Male 1214 (42.12) 307 (31.01) 907 (47.94)  
  Female 1668 (57.88) 683 (68.99) 985 (52.06)  
 Age     < 0.001
  25–40 years 701 (25.46) 180 (18.97) 521 (28.88)  
  41–55 years 1278 (46.42) 486 (51.21) 792 (43.90)  
  56–70 years 774 (28.11) 283 (29.82) 491 (27.22)  
 Country of birth     0.345
  Spain 2469 (87.37) 858 (88.18) 1611 (86.94)  
  Other 357 (12.63) 115 (11.82) 242 (13.06)  
 Medical speciality     < 0.001
  Clinical speciality 2163 (78.37) 954 (98.76)* 1209 (67.39)  
  Surgical speciality 265 (9.60) 0 (0) 265 (14.77)  
  Medical and surgical speciality 332 (12.03) 12 (1.24) 320 (17.84)  
Employment characteristics
 Years working as a doctor     < 0.001
  0 to 10 years 378 (13.54) 88 (9.11) 290 (15.89)  
  11 to 20 years 929 (33.29) 329 (34.06) 600 (32.88)  
  21 to 30 years 805 (28.84) 318 (32.92) 487 (26.68)  
  31 to 45 years 679 (24.33) 231 (23.91) 448 (24.55)  
 Years working in the organization     < 0.001
  1 to 5 years 406 (14.62) 78 (8,13) 328 (18.05)  
  6 to 15 years 972 (35) 297 (30.94) 675 (37.15)  
  16 to 25 years 769 (27.69) 338 (35.21) 431 (23.72)  
  26 to 45 years 630 (22.69) 247 (25.73) 383 (21.08)  
 Type of contract a)     < 0.001
  Permanent 2630 (90.94) 965 (96.31) 1665 (88.10)  
  Temporary 262 (9.06) 37 (3.69) 225 (11.90)  
 Type of contract b)     0.233
  Full-time 2660 (91.88) 929 (92.71) 1731 (91.44)  
  Part-time 235 (8.12) 73 (7.29) 162 (8.56)  
Attitude towards job
 Satisfaction with the job in the organization     0.008
  Yes 2193 (84.80) 741 (82.24) 1452 (86.17)  
  No 393 (15.20) 160 (17.76) 233 (13.83)  
Type of area
 Area according to type of management of PC and SC     0.001
  One entity manages SC and majority of PC 1457 (44.04) 477 (41.81) 980 (45.22)  
  One entity manages SC and minority of PC 892 (26.96) 354 (31.03) 538 (24.83)  
  Different entities manage SC and PC 959 (28.99) 310 (27.17) 649 (29.95)  
 Area according to type of hospital     < 0.001
  Local or regional hospitals 1857 (56.14) 770 (67.48) 1087 (50.16)  
  Regional high-resolution hospitals 810 (24.49) 222 (19.46) 588 (27.13)  
  High-technology hospitals 641 (19.38) 149 (13.06) 492 (22.70)  
  1. * Family doctors