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Table 2 Proportions of those respondents who would not choose the same medical specialty again

From: What predicts doctors’ satisfaction with their chosen medical specialty? A Finnish national study

    Answered “No
   n %
Gender Males 1174 12.1
  Females 1438 11.9
Age** Under 45 y. o. 958 6.8
  45–54 y. o. 936 13.3
  55–64 y. o. 717 14.5
Working sector* Specialized medical care 1299 10.7
  Primary health care 392 11.5
  Public institutions 172 14.0
  Private sector 656 13.1
University of specialist training Helsinki 834 12.9
Kuopio 324 12.3
  Oulu 427 13.8
  Tampere 523 9.9
  Turku 365 9.9
  Foreign university 37 10.8
Specialty** General Practice 395 17.4
Anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine 196 16.3
Other Specialties 390 14.9
Psychiatry 284 14.1
Occupational Health 178 12.9
Otorhinolaryngology 79 10.1
Obstetrics and gynaecology 139 9.2
Radiology 99 9.1
Internal medicine 243 9.0
Surgery 298 8.7
Neurology 61 6.6
Paediatrics 155 4.5
Ophthalmology 90 2.2
All together   2612 12.0
  1. Proportions (%) of the respondents answering “No” to the question “If you were making the choice again, would you still choose the same medical specialty?” of working-age medical specialists by gender, age, working sector, specialty, and university of specialist training in Physician 2013 study. Specialized medical care: university hospital, other public hospital. Primary health care: health centre, public occupational health care. Public institutions: government agency or institution, university. Internal medicine: cardiology, clinical haematology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, nephrology, rheumatology. Surgery: cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterological surgery, general surgery, hand surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedics and traumatology, paediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urology, vascular surgery. Psychiatry: adolescent psychiatry, child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry. Other specialties: child neurology, clinical chemistry, clinical genetics, clinical microbiology, clinical neurophysiology, clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, clinical physiology and nuclear medicine, dermatology and allergology, forensic medicine, geriatrics, oncology, pathology, phoniatrics, physical and rehabilitation medicine, public health, respiratory medicine and allergology, sports medicine. **p <0.01, *p <0.05