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Table 1 Process factors and outcomes in compound complaint decisions (n=427)

From: Process-related factors associated with disciplinary board decisions

Case process factor   [Range]
Complaint delay, mean 3 months, 18 days 1 day – 47 months, 5 days
Lawyer involvement 20 (5%)  
General practitioners involved, mean 1.33 1-4
Event duration, mean 4 months, 6 days 1 day – 83 months, 5 days
Case management duration, mean 14 months, 7 days 2 months, 3 days – 72 months, 5 days
Expert witness involvement 393 (92%)  
Decision outcome   
Discipline * 114 (27%)  
  1. (*) one or more GPs disciplined (criticism or professional conduct disputed, see text).