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Table 3 Frequency, place and documentation of treatment of children stratified for unregistered and registered at the GP’s practice

From: General practitioners treating their own family members: a cross-sectional survey in Germany

How often did you provide the following types of treatment to your child/children in the past 12 months? (n = 302)
  A) Child/children not registered at the GP’s practice (n = 67), n (%) B) Child/children registered at the GP’s practice (n = 235), n (%) p-value
A vs. B
  never 1–2 times 3 times never 1–2 times 3 times  
Physical examination (n = 295) 22 (36.1) 23 (37.7) 16 (26.2) 45 (19.2) 135 (57.7) 54 (23.1) 0.007
Technical diagnostics (e.g., ECG, ultrasound, spirometry) (n = 292) 54 (88.5) 7 (11.5) 0 (0.0) 67.5 (156) 66 (28.6) 9 (3.9) 0.004
Arranging or providing laboratory tests (n = 296) 47 (75.8) 15 (24.2) 0 (0.0) 77 (32.9) 135 (57.7) 22 (9.4) < 0.001
Prescribing, recommending or dispensing medication (n = 297) 18 (29.0) 27 (43.5) 17 (27.4) 21 (8.9) 120 (51.1) 94 (40.0) < 0.001
Wound care (e.g., minor surgical interventions, removing sutures) (n = 295) 35 (56.5) 23 (37.1) 4 (6.5) 130 (55.8) 86 (36.9) 17 (7.3) 0.974
Vaccinations (n = 295) 46 (74.2) 16 (25.8) 0 (0.0) 65 (27.9) 137 (58.8) 31 (13.3) < 0.001
Other injections or intravenous applications (n = 294) 60 (96.8) 2 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 220 (94.8) 9 (3.9) 3 (1.3) 0.645
Referral to a specialist or admission to hospital
(n = 294)
48 (78.7) 12 (19.7) 1 (1.6) 109 (46.8) 102 (44.8) 22 (9.4) < 0.001
Issuing medical certificates, notification of illness or reports (n = 294) 49 (79.0) 13 (21.0) 0 (0.0) 97 (41.8) 104 (44.8) 31 (13.4) < 0.001
Palliative care (n = 293) 60 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 229 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Did you provide the treatments of your child/children in your doctor’s office?a (n = 282)
  A) Child/children not registered at the GP’s practice B) Child/children registered at the GP’s practice p-value
A vs. B
Yes Partially No Yes Partially No p
2 (4.1) 10 (20.4) 37 (75.5) 58 (24.9) 92 (39.5) 83 (35.6) < 0.001
Did you document the treatments of your child/children?b (n = 281)
  A) Child/children not registered at the GP’s practice B) Child/children registered at the GP’s practice p-value
A vs. B
Yes Partially No Yes Partially No p
14 (28.6) 9 (18.4) 26 (53.1) 135 (58.2) 58 (25.0) 39 (16.8) < 0.001
  1. aAnalysis considered only participants who reporting having at least one child
  2. bAnalysis considered only participants who reporting having provided at least one treatment