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Table 4 Characteristics of participating practices

From: Implementation of a patient centred medical home (PCMH) initiative in general practices in New South Wales, Australia

Participating practices Number of GPs in practice ASGC-RA Remoteness of practice locationa SEIFA decile of practice locationb Resident population
Practice 1  ≥ 6 RA2 2 4,668
Practice 2  ≤ 5 RA2 2 3,151
Practice 3  ≤ 5 RA1 6 12,187
Practice 4  ≥ 6 RA2 2 22,419
Practice 5  ≥ 6 RA2 1 9,193
Practice 6  ≤ 5 RA1 4 18,442
Practice 7  ≥ 6 RA1 1 6,449
  1. a The Australian Standard Geographical Classification for Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA), with RA1 indicating a major city and RA2 an inner regional area [47]
  2. b The SEIFA decile is based on the Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) and describes the decile ranking of the participating practices, with a decile of 1 indicating areas of most disadvantage and 10 indicating areas of least disadvantage [46]