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Table 1 QUALICOPC physician respondents compared with physicians in their practice groups and Ontario primary care physicians

From: Assessing the representativeness of physician and patient respondents to a primary care survey using administrative data

  Group 1: QUALICOPC physician respondents Group 2: QUALICOPC physicians’ practice groups Group 3: Ontario primary care physicians Standardized differencea
     Group 2 vs. 1 Group 3 vs. 1
  N = 175 N = 2507 N = 9758   
Sex, N (%)
 Female 98 (56.0) 1177 (47.0) 4110 (42.1) 0.18 0.28
 Male 77 (44.0) 1330 (53.0) 5642 (57.8) 0.18 0.28
Age, mean (SD) 49 (10) 51 (11) 51 (12) 0.19 0.20
Years in practice, mean (SD) 23 (11) 25 (12) 25 (13) 0.20 0.21
Canadian medical graduate, N (%)
 Yes 141 (80.6) 1878 (74.9) 7054 (72.3) 0.14 0.20
 No 34 (19.4) 629 (25.1) 2698 (27.7) 0.14 0.20
Roster size, mean (SD) 1257 (582) 1126 (786) 1120 (1045) 0.19 0.16
Primary care modelb, N(%)
 Solo physicians 12 (6.9) 0 3711 (38.0) - 0.81
 FHG 44 (25.1) 1117 (44.6) 2415 (24.8) 0.42 0.01
 FHN < 6 27 (1.1) 202 (2.1) - -
 FHO 38 (21.7) 401 (16.0) 1765 (18.1) 0.15 0.09
 FHT 73 (41.7) 923 (36.8) 1594 (16.3) 0.10 0.58
 Other group < 6 39 (1.6) 71 (0.7) - -
  1. SD standard deviation, FHG Family Health Group, FHN Family Health Network, FHO Family Health Organization, FHT Family Health Team
  2. aClarify that standardized differences >=0.2 are considered a meaningful difference and are highlighted in italics
  3. bPrimary care models are classified according to type of practice model and remuneration: solo physicians (including enhanced fee for service and fee for service), group enhanced fee for service (i.e. Family Health Group), group capitated (i.e. Family Health Organization), and group capitated with an allied health team (i.e. Family Health Team). Family Health Network and Other group models were not included in the analysis as they each had fewer than 6 physician respondents in the QUALICOPC