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Table 2 Summary of the basis characteristics of the physicians involved in Out-Of-Hours Care (OOHC)

From: Job satisfaction and stressors for working in out-of-hours care – a pilot study with general practitioners in a rural area of Germany

Characteristics Our sample (n = 131)
Gender, n (%) Male 99 (75.6)
Female 32 (24.4)
Age, years; mean (SD), range (min – max) 51.8 (8.1), 32–70
OOHC-duties in the quarter; mean (SD) 4.4 (4.6)
Home visits during OOHC; mean (SD) 4.0 (4.0)
Number of patient during OOHC; mean (SD) 7.3 (7.9)
Telephone calls during OOHC; mean (SD) 7.4 (8.0)
Attending retirement homes during OOHC; mean (SD) 2.1 (3.1)
Attending nursing homes during OOHC; mean (SD) 1.9 (2.1)
Kilometer distance during OOHC; mean (SD) 19.6 (21.3)
Participating OOHC physicians within the district; mean (SD) 26.1 (17.2)
Quarterly contact groupa, n (%) <  500 patients 9 (6.6)
500–1000 patients 19 (14.5)
1001–1500 patients 55 (42.0)
>  1500 patients 47 (35.9)
  1. an = varies due to missing data; SD standard deviation, OOHC Out-Of-Hours Care