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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population regarding health status, insurance coverage, referring doctor, number of consultations with a GP during the past 12 months according to the degree of confidence in the NHS (n=860), (in %)

From: British residents’ views about general practice care in France – a telephone survey

  Very confident, somewhat confident Not very or not at all confident P value All study population
  n=626 n=234   
Perceived health status:     
  - excellent 19.5 17.1   18.8
  - very good 31.2 31.6   31.3
  - good 34.2 33.8   34.1
  - fair, poor 15.1 17.5 0.90 15.8
Existence of any longstanding conditions:     
  - one or several longstanding conditions 41.1 40.4   40.8
  - not any longstanding condition 58.9 59.6 0.86 59.2
Health insurance coverage:     
  - accessing health care via the assurance maladie or accessing health care via the assurance maladie but temporarily 86.6 89.7   87.4
  - accessing health care via a private insurance 8.5 7.7   8.3
  - you have not got any insurance coverage 4.9 2.6 0.52 4.3
Registration with a referring physician:     
  - yes 96.3 96.8   96.4
  - no 3.7 3.2 0.23 3.6
The referring physician is:     
  - a GP practicing in solo 47.8 45.1   47.2
  - a GP practicing in group practice 48.6 49.6   49.1
  - other situation 3.6 5.3 0.58 3.7
Number of consultations with a GP or another specialist (not counting doctors seen when hospitalized) during the past 12 months:     
  - 1-2 34.8 28.2   33.0
  - 3-4 32.9 39.3   34.7
  - 5-6 18.1 20.5   18.7
  - 7 or more 14.2 12.0 0.14 13.6