Table 2

Characteristics of the participants

Patients (n=47 168)Physician (practice principal) (n=676)Physician colleagues (n=305)Nurses (n=3011)
Age (mean (SD))54.41 (18.91)50.13 (7.59)49.20 (7.66)38.31 (12.24)
Sex (male)37.80%70.80%51.40%2.80%
Mean weekly work time (mean (SD))50.63h (12.85)41.19h (15.83)26.03h (12.25)
Duration of membership in the practice (mean (SD))3.32 years (1.15)14.14 years (8.51)12.09 years (8.87)8.89 years (8.44)
Patients (Quarterly contact group) per team member* in each practice1446.671595.00579.44
Number of contacts with the physician in the last 12 months (mean (SD))9.49 (14.81)
  • * Full time equivalent.