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Table 3 Explaining inter-practitioner variation in the number of consultations per dietetic treatment

From: Factors associated with the number of consultations per dietetic treatment: an observational study

  Intercept only model Model 1 a Model 2 b Model 3 c Model 4 d
Variance estimate 0.1909 0.1694 0.1621 0.1573 0.1378
Proportional reduction in variance estimates compared to the intercept only model   11.3% 15.1% 17.6% 27.8%
Variance partitioning coefficient      
Therapist level 10.4% 9.0% 8.6% 8.2% 7.1%
  1. a Model 1 included patients’ demographic variables.
  2. b Model 2 included variables of model 1 + patients’ initiative.
  3. c Model 3 included variables of model 2 + patients’ health-related variables.
  4. d Model 4 included variables of model 3 + therapists’ demographic variables.