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Table 2 Physicians’ perceptions of professional autonomy, high quality of care, and job satisfaction in the three national samples (percentages in each category)

From: Physicians’ perceptions of quality of care, professional autonomy, and job satisfaction in Canada, Norway, and the United States

Physicians’ perceptions CPHS - Canada CTS - U.S. NORDOC - Norway
  Totalb Female Male Total Female Male Totalc Female Male
  (n = 3213) (n = 1174) (n = 2001) (N = 6628) (n = 1851) (n = 4777) (N = 657) (n = 379) (n = 272)
Adequate time          
Strongly agree 7 8 6 29 26 30 7 7 8
Agree 39 37 40 38 36 39 44 43 45
Neither agree nor disagree 18 18 18 2 2 2 21 20 20
Disagree 28 29 28 21 21 21 24 25 22
Strongly disagree 9 9 9 10 14 8 5 5 4
Clinical freedom          
Strongly agree 10 10 11 55 52 56 12 10 14
Agree 62 62 62 33 35 32 61 60 63
Neither agree nor disagree 17 18 17 2 1 2 21 22 19
Disagree 10 10 9 8 10 8 6 8 4
Strongly disagree 1 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 0
High quality care          
Strongly agree 5 4 6 44 40 46 9 7 12
Agree 41 39 42 35 38 34 50 48 53
Neither agree nor disagree 22 24 21 3 3 3 24 26 20
Disagree 26 29 24 13 14 13 17 18 14
Strongly disagree 6 5 6 5 6 5 1 1 1
Job satisfaction a          
Extremely satisfied - - - - - - 22 22 21
Very satisfied 46 42 47 42 42 41 44 43 45
Somewhat satisfied 44 48 42 42 42 42 24 24 23
Neither satisfied/dissatisfied - - - 1 2 1 8 8 7
Somewhat dissatisfied 9 9 9 11 11 11 2 1 3
Very dissatisfied 2 1 2 4 3 4 1 1 1
Extremely dissatisfied - - - - - - 1 0 1
  1. aCPHS four-category, CTS five-category, NORDOC seven-point Likert scale.
  2. bCPHS Missing values for sex in n = 38 (1.2% of total sample).
  3. cNORDOC Missing values for sex in n = 6 (0.9% of total sample).