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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Internists‘ career choice towards primary care: a cross-sectional survey

  PCPs Hospital internists Subspecialists Others
  n % n % n % n %
Total 573 100 219 100 611 100 59 100
Female 311 54.3 109 49.8 203 33.2 32 54.2
Education and residency
 Swiss medical diploma 479 83.6 185 84.5 490 80.2 50 84.7
 PCP vocational training 161 28.1 34 15.5 79 12.9 9 15.3
 residency in an academic hospital 350 61.1 166 75.8 449 73.5 44 74.6
Current work situation
 Part time 372 64.9 85 38.8 196 32.1 26 44.1
 Leading position 174 30.4 156 71.2 341 55.8 26 44.1
 Employed 156 27.2 210 95.9 448 73.3 47 79.7
Setting
 Practice 527 92.0 6 2.7 189 30.9 16 27.1
 Hospital 19 3.3 197 90.0 351 57.4 16 27.1
 Outpatient clinic 13 2.3 10 4.6 52 8.5 4 6.8
 Nursing home 4 0.7 2 0.9 4 0.7 1 1.7
 Othera 4 0.7 2 0.9 5 0.7 21 35.6
  Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR Median IQR
Age 46 42–51 45 42–49 44 41–47 45 43–49
Education and residency
 Age at end of med. school 27 26–28 26 26–28 26 26–27 27 26–28
 Months of outpatient work 12 9–24 14 10–24 12 9–18 12 6–17.25
Current work situation
 Working half-days a week 9 6–10 10 7–11 10 8–11 10 6.75–10
  1. aIncluding: administration, research & teaching, insurance, company