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Table 2 Step-down linear regression models: predictors of patient satisfaction in particular primary care areas in Poland

From: Experiences of adult patients using primary care services in Poland – a cross-sectional study in QUALICOPC study framework

In cells: b and (95% CI)
Area of care Variable ACCS CONT COMP COOR QUAL EQ EFF
Patient’s age 0.002644 (0.001693; 0.003595) 0.005609 (0.004081; 0.007137) 0.004994 (0.003957; 0.006031) 0.004368 (0.002917; 0.005819) 0.002169 (0.001408; 0.002930)   0.003841 (0.002960; 0.004722)
Patient’s gender male   −0.088791 (−0.132572; −0.045010)   0.080721 (0.037485; 0.123957)    −0.068408 (−0.098400; −0.038416)
Self-estimated health status very good 0.10684 (0.055496; 0.158184) −0.143814 (−0.216872; −0.070756)      
good 0.054535 (0.022178; 0.086892)       
Diagnosis of chronic condition   0.166293 (0.114663; 0.217923)   0.115596 (0.066976; 0.164216)    
Children in household        −0.095592 (−0.149626; −0.041558)
Practice setting rural 0.133077 (0.098952; 0.167202) 0.15093 (0.099386; 0.202474) 0.123771 (0.080141; 0.167401) 0.146834 (0.096665; 0.197003) 0.117116 (0.085533; 0.148699)   
town        −0.077099 (−0.109392; −0.044806)
Duration of consultation −0.013498 (−0.016463; −0.010533)     −0.006800 (−0.009503; −0.004097) −0.007314 (−0.010018; −0.004610)  
Physician’s age    0.004046 (0.001997; 0.006095)   −0.002980 (−0.004745; −0.001215)   
Specialty of -physician family medicine (only) −0.075238 (−0.107313; −0.043163)     −0.057494 (−0.087416; −0.027572)   
family medicine (and other)     0.081966 (0.040626; 0.123306)    
Physician’s experience in PC setting 5–10 years   0.235482 (0.122157; 0.348807)    0.146124 (0.077975; 0.214273)   
10–15 years   0.253207 (0.145450; 0.360964)    0.191715 (0.126441; 0.256989)   0.114692 (0.074341; 0.155043)
>15 years   0.356765 (0.250963; 0.462567)    0.201085 (0.135023; 0.267147)   0.104759 (0.066685; 0.142833)
Physician’s involvement in medical education    0.062629 (0.026822; 0.098436)     
R2 0.1 0.16 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.08
Area of care ACCS CONT COMP COOR QUAL EQ EFF
  1. ACCS – accessibility; CONT – continuity; COMPR – comprehensiveness; COOR – coordination; QUAL – quality of service; EQ – equity; EFF – effectiveness; PC – primary care; b – beta coefficient; CI – confidential interval; R2 – proportion of variation explained