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Table 3 Association between contacts involving a positive GP attitude towards nurse substitution and characteristics related to patients and GPs

From: Could the patient have been seen by a nurse; a questionnaire based survey of GP and patient views in Danish general practice

   GPs assessing nurse substitution feasible
   Prevalence (N) Prevalence difference (95% CI) Prevalence ratio (95 CI) Adj. prevalence ratio* (95 CI) P-value
Patient characteristics
Gender Female 0.14 (179) ref 1 1  
  Male 0.15 (121) 0.02 (-0.02-0.05) 1.12 (0.91-1.39) 0.89 (0.71-1.12) 0.310
Age (years) 18-40 0.10 (48) ref 1 1  
  41-50 0.10 (33) -0.01 (-0.05- 0.03) 0.90 (0.59-1.37) 0.80 (0.51-1.26) 0.336
  51-60 0.13 (45) 0.02 (-0.03- 0.06) 1.16 (0.79-1.71) 0.99 (0.66-1.48) 0.941
  61-70 0.21 (95) 0.10 (0.09-0.15) 2.04 (1.48-2.82) 1.71 (1.20-2.44) 0.003
  >70 0.20 (78) 0.09 (0.05-0.14) 1.93 (1.38-2.70) 1.67 (1.14-2.45) 0.009
Number of chronic conditions 0 0.11 (95) ref 1 1  
  1 0.17 (118) 0.06 (0.03- 0.10) 1.54 (1.20-1.99) 1.21 (0.92-1.60) 0.179
  ≥2 0.15 (87) 0.04 (0.01- 0.08) 1.40 (1.07-1.83) 0.91 (0.66-1.25) 0.569
Type of contact New episode 0.09 (94) ref 1 1  
  Follow-up 0.20 (189) 0.10 (0.07-0.14) 2.14 (1.70-2.70) 2.06 (1.62-2.62) <0.001
GP characteristics       
Gender Female 0.12 (104) ref 1 1  
  Male 0.16 (195) 0.05 (0.02-0.08) 1.41 (1.13-1.76) 1.40 (1.09-1.80) 0.009
Seniority (years in practice) <6 0.16 (69) ref 1 1  
  6-10 0.12 (34) -0.04 (-0.09-0.02) 0.77 (0.53-1.13) 0.82 (0.56-1.20) 0.307
  11-20 0.14 (99) -0.02 (-0.06-0.03) 0.90 (0.68-1.20) 0.81 (0.60-1.08) 0.152
  >20 0.14 (98) -0.02 (-0.06-0.03) 0.90 (0.68-1.20) 0.76 (0.56-1.04) 0.090
Type of practice Group 0.16 (86) Ref 1 1  
  Single-handed 0.14 (200) 0.02 (-0.02-0.05) 1.14 (0.91-1.44) 1.07 (0.85-1.37) 0.560
  1. *Adjusted for patient-related factors (gender, age, number of chronic conditions, type of contact (new episode or follow-up)), and GP-related factors (gender, GP seniority, type of practice).