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Table 1 Socio-demographic description of GP respondents on the three evaluation surveys

From: Family physicians enhance end-of-life care: evaluation of a new continuing medical education learning module in British Columbia

  Survey
Baseline End of Module Follow-Up
  Number of Surveys Completed (Total N) 608 381 109
Number of Surveys Administered 873 685 440
Survey Response Rate 69.6 % 55.6 % 24.8 %
Gender Males 307 (50.5 %) 190 (49.9 %) 56 (51.4 %)
Female 293 (48.2 %) 186 (48.8 %) 52 (47.7 %)
No response 8 (1.3 %) 5 (1.3 %) 1 (0.9 %)
Age Group 29 and younger 10 (1.6 %) 2 (0.5 %) 0
30-39 114 (18.8 %) 76 (19.9 %) 14 (12.8 %)
40-49 174 (28.6 %) 108 (28.4 %) 37 (33.9 %)
50-59 204 (33.6 %) 132 (34.6 %) 45 (41.3 %)
60-69 92 (15.1 %) 53 (13.9 %) 11 (10.1 %)
70 and older 12 (2.0 %) 3 (0.8 %) 1 (0.9 %)
No response 2 (0.3 %) 7 (1.8 %) 1 (0.9 %)
Years in Practice Mean (SD) 20.6 (11.4) 19.4 (10.7) 21.2 (9.1)
Pattern of Work Part-time 131 (21.6 %) 83 (21.8 %) 28 (25.7 %)
Full-time 461 (75.8 %) 283 (74.3 %) 80 (73.4 %)
Other/No response 16 (2.6 %) 15 (3.9 %) 1 (0.9 %)
Nature of Practice (Where work most often) Solo GP 79 (13.0 %) 40 (10.5 %) 10 (9.2 %)
Two GPs 89 (14.6 %) 56 (14.7 %) 15 (13.8 %)
3-4 GPs 161 (26.5 %) 120 (31.5 %) 34 (31.2 %)
5 or more GPs 232 (38.2 %) 141 (37.0 %) 43 (39.5 %)
Specialized Services/Other 39 (6.4 %) 11 (2.9 %) 6 (5.5 %)
No response 1 (0.2 %) 13 (3.4 %) 1 (0.9 %)
Size of Practice Fewer than 1000 patients 113 (18.6 %) 46 (12.1 %) 16 (14.7 %)
1000-1999 patients 250 (41.1 %) 150 (39.4 %) 43 (39.5 %)
2000 to 2999 patients 93 (15.3 %) 75 (19.7 %) 25 (22.9 %)
3000 or more patients 66 (10.9 %) 50 (13.1 %) 14 (12.8 %)
Primarily a walk in clinic 7 (1.2 %) 3 (0.8 %) 2 (1.8 %)
Don’t know/no response 79 (13.0 %) 57 (13.2 %) 9 (8.3 %)
Type of Community Metropolitan 172 (28.3 %) 156 (40.9 %) 37 (33.9 %)
Urban/Suburban 125 (20.6 %) 138 (36.2 %) 43 (39.5 %)
Town 0 (0 %) 65 (17.1 %) 23 (21.1 %)
Rural/Remote 22 (14.5 %) 20 (5.2 %) 5 (4.6 %)
More than one region 4 (0.7 %) 1 (0.3 %) 0
No response 197 (32.4 %) 1 (0.3 %) 1 (0.9 %)