Table 3

Retention rate among physicians in low physician density areas by years of experience (%: N divided by baseline N)

Period and number observed
1996–19981998–20002000–20022002–20042004–20062006–20082008–20102010–20122012–20142014–20162016
Baseline by years of experience29 676100.0%31 017100.0%31 869100.0%32 973100.0%33 772100.0%34 718100.0%35 206100.0%36 081100.0%36 555100.0%37 101100.0%38 217100.0%
0–1411 44038.5%11 45236.9%11 21335.2%11 08033.6%10 51331.1%10 26129.6%962927.4%934525.9%909424.9%893424.1%919824.1%
15–29883929.8%966031.1%10 65733.4%11 76635.7%12 81337.9%13 57939.1%14 07240.0%14 11439.1%13 82837.8%13 40136.1%13 16534.4%
30–44518517.5%566018.2%576318.1%588717.9%616918.3%662019.1%738221.0%847723.5%929525.4%10 31427.8%11 32929.6%
≥45421214.2%424513.7%423613.3%424012.9%427712.7%425812.3%412311.7%414511.5%433811.9%445212.0%452511.8%
Retention in low density areas over 2 years reported*22 19674.8%22 89773.8%23 73974.5%25 60177.6%25 60175.8%26 69476.9%27 76578.9%28 26278.3%28 70478.5%29 37379.2%
0–14635955.6%613153.5%601153.6%578452.2%578455.0%571755.7%543456.4%506954.2%482553.1%483354.1%
15–29785988.9%848687.8%937588.0%11 10094.3%11 10086.6%11 84687.2%12 45488.5%12 38987.8%12 14987.9%11 74487.6%
30–44460788.9%496487.7%502887.2%541592.0%541587.8%589689.1%668090.5%761989.9%835789.9%932890.4%
≥45337180.0%331678.1%332578.5%330277.9%330277.2%323576.0%319777.5%318576.8%337377.8%346877.9%
Change in area of practice over 2 years reported†519017.5%566418.3%558617.5%582017.7%553016.4%556216.0%563916.0%552115.3%533114.6%528714.3%
0–14432114.6%455514.7%439113.8%444513.5%401711.9%391411.3%363310.3%35609.9%371410.2%36279.8%
15–296012.0%7532.4%8342.6%10103.1%11223.3%12353.6%14704.2%14193.9%11233.1%10892.9%
30–441740.6%2770.9%2810.9%2700.8%2930.9%3100.9%4121.2%4251.2%3821.0%4481.2%
≥45940.3%790.3%800.3%950.3%980.3%1030.3%1240.4%1170.3%1120.3%1230.3%
Started to work in low density area‡653621.1%662520.8%659820.0%627218.6%611917.6%502414.3%537414.9%561615.4%571615.4%586615.3%
0–14505844.2%494644.1%482543.5%436041.5%402539.2%361837.6%375340.2%358139.4%351539.3%361839.3%
15–29102910.7%118711.1%134311.4%143411.2%155211.4%10507.5%11668.3%144110.4%148411.1%150711.4%
30–443416.0%3476.0%3175.4%3706.0%4156.3%2683.6%3764.4%4604.9%5775.6%6035.3%
≥451082.5%1453.4%1132.7%1082.5%1273.0%882.1%791.9%1343.1%1403.1%1383.0%
  • *Those who were engaged in a low physician density area at baseline and were still engaged in the low physician density area 2 years after the baseline. Those who did not respond 2 years after baseline are not counted.

  • †Those who were engaged in a low physician density area at baseline but were engaged in a high or intermediate physician density area 2 years after baseline. Those who did not respond 2 years after baseline are not counted.

  • ‡Those who were engaged in a low physician density area at baseline and were engaged in a high or intermediate physician density area at the time of the survey conducted 2 years ago.