Table 3

Mixed effects model to investigate the relationship between PCP demographics and likelihood of immediate diagnostic action, adjusted for country

Demographic factorMargin (95% confidence interval)Standard error
PCP gender
 Female63.6 (58.9 to 68.3)2.4
 Male62.7 (57.9 to 67.6)2.5
Years since graduation
 Less than 1056.1 (50.5 to 61.6)2.8
 10–1964.3 (59.2 to 69.3)2.6
 20–2963.6 (58.5 to 68.6)2.6
 30–3966.1 (61.0 to 71.3)2.6
 40 or over66.3 (58.1 to 74.6)4.2
Number of doctors in PCP’s practice
 164.8 (59.0 to 70.6)3.0
 264.6 (58.6 to 70.5)3.0
 362.4 (56.4 to 68.3)3.0
 4–563.3 (57.8 to 68.7)2.8
 6–760.8 (55.1 to 66.6)2.9
 8–961.3 (54.9 to 67.7)3.3
 10 or more63.9 (58.4 to 69.3)2.8
  • PCP, primary care practitioner.