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Table 2 Multiple linear regression of diagnostic and treatment outcomes on PCP and practice characteristics

From: Diagnostic and treatment barriers to persistent somatic symptoms in primary care – representative survey with physicians

  Outcome
  Use of psychotropic drugs Concern to overlook physical disease Relief from symptom burden Lack of guideline knowledge
  B (CI 95%) B (CI 95%) B (CI 95%) B (CI 95%)
Years of experience as PCP
 11–20 0.06 (-0.09, 0.22) -0.27*** (-0.42, -0.12) 0.03 (-0.13, 0.19) 0.13 (-0.10, 0.37)
 21–30 -0.02 (-0.18, 0.14) -0.25** (-0.41, -0.09) -0.06 (-0.23, 0.10) 0.21 (-0.04, 0.46)
  > 30 0.08 (-0.12, 0.28) -0.44*** (-0.64, -0.24) -0.05 (-0.25, 0.16) 0.001 (-0.31, 0.32)
Gender female 0.05 (-0.07, 0.17) 0.04 (-0.08, 0.16) -0.04 (-0.16, 0.09) -0.30*** (-0.49, -0.12)
Collaborative practice 0.06 (-0.07, 0.18) -0.01 (-0.13, 0.11) 0.07 (-0.06, 0.19) 0.06 (-0.13, 0.25)
Practice region
 Small town (5 000–19 999 Inh.) -0.12 (-0.30, 0.06) -0.13 (-0.31, 0.05) 0.02 (-0.17, 0.21) -0.11 (-0.39, 0.17)
 Medium town (20 000–99 999 Inh.) 0.02 (-0.16, 0.20) -0.09 (-0.27, 0.09) 0.06 (-0.12, 0.25) 0.08 (-0.21, 0.37)
 Large town (> 100 000 Inh.) 0.02 (-0.15, 0.19) -0.19* (-0.36, -0.03) -0.04 (-0.21, 0.13) -0.09 (-0.35, 0.17)
Number of patients
 500–1000 -0.02 (-0.38, 0.34) -0.24 (-0.60, 0.11) 0.07 (-0.30, 0.44) 0.26 (-0.30, 0.82)
 1001–1500 0.14 (-0.22, 0.50) -0.15 (-0.51, 0.21) 0.15 (-0.22, 0.52) 0.31 (-0.25, 0.87)
  > 1500 0.29 (-0.09, 0.66) -0.32 (-0.69, 0.05) 0.07 (-0.32, 0.45) 0.02 (-0.57, 0.60)
Constant 3.38*** (2.99, 3.78) 4.29*** (3.90, 4.69) 4.18*** (3.77, 4.59) 4.08*** (3.47, 4.70)
Observations 1,492 1,494 1,497 1,489
R2 0.01 0.02 0.004 0.01
Adjusted R2 0.01 0.02 -0.003 0.01
Residual Std. Error 1.15 (df = 1480) 1.14 (df = 1482) 1.19 (df = 1485) 1.80 (df = 1477)
F Statistic 1.73 (df = 11; 1480) 3.42*** (df = 11; 1482) 0.58 (df = 11; 1485) 1.99* (df = 11; 1477)
  1. Note:*p < 0.05; **p < 0.005; ***p < 0.0025 (Bonferroni adjusted alpha level for 20 statistical tests)