Table 1

Healthcare professional characteristics

ProfessionGenderEthnicityYear of professional qualificationPrescribing rightsBMQ-General scorePractice sizeIndices of multiple deprivation (quartiles)
Primary care physicianPractice nurseMaleFemaleWhite BritishOther1960–19691970–19791980–19891990–19992000–2009PrescribersNon- prescribersLow (8–15)Medium (16–22)High (23–40)Small (1–2 full-time equivalent primary care physician)Medium (3–4 full-time equivalent primary care physician)Large (5≥ full-time equivalent primary care physician)1234
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