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Table 2 Satisfaction with different aspects of the GPFM career

From: General practitioners’ views on retaining Singapore’s primary care doctors: a cross-sectional survey and qualitative analysis

  Components
  Mean Standard Deviation (SD) GP Role Clinical work and patient care Relationships and status
Physical resources (such as premises and equipment) 5.73 2.31 0.902   
Working hours 5.44 2.40 0.874   
Staffing level 5.55 2.21 0.797   
Status of GP/FM in society 4.82 2.42 0.781   
Intensity of workload 5.45 2.25 0.752   
Paperwork 4.36 2.58 0.681   
Income 5.80 2.43 0.663   
Learning opportunities 6.40 2.14 0.432   
Rapport with patients 7.31 1.74   0.971  
Time for patients 6.27 2.13   0.900  
Recognition from patients 6.37 2.36   0.658  
Autonomy 6.92 2.38   0.611  
Current professional role 7.07 1.87   0.539  
Case mix (range of patient problems) 6.53 2.07   0.53  
Intellectual stimulation 6.37 2.19   0.424  
Relationship with management/ superiors 6.40 2.70    0.997
Relationship with colleagues 6.88 2.11    0.834
Recognition from superiors 5.45 2.87    0.760
Career progression opportunities 5.12 2.93    0.698
Recognition from colleagues 5.82 2.55    0.654
Distribution of workload among colleagues 5.66 2.48    0.560
  1. For Mean and SD, 0 = least satisfied, 10 = most satisfied. The most highly rated items are denoted in bold