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Table 2 Physician characteristics and quality of care

From: Quality of care and health status in Ukraine

Characteristics All facility types All hospitals Oblast hospital Rayon/Town hospital Polyclinic
    (N = 34) (N = 509) (N = 500)
Social Demographics
Gender (male) % 24.7 35.2 35.3 28.3 20.4
Age 47.3 47.5 45.4 47.6 47.2
[11.1] [11.1] [13.2] [10.9] [11.1]
Language spoken at home (%):      
Ukrainian 43.4 42.9 45.2 42.8 44
Russian 41.7 42.7 32.3 43.4 40.5
Both 13 13.1 22.6 12.5 13
Other 2 1.3 0 1.4 2.6
Medical Training
Years practicing as physician 22.2 22.5 20.7 22.6 21.9
[10.7] 10.7 [13] [10.5] [10.9]
Years practicing at the facility 17.6 17.7 14.1 17.9 17.4
[10.5] 10.4 [10.1] [10.4] [10.7]
Patient Load
General Practitioners (primary care) (%) 25.9 11.2 5.9 11.6 41.8
Patients ≥ 40 years old (%) 58 57.2 54.8 59.5 56.6
Hours/week at the facility 42.6 43.8 39.8 44.1 41.4
[11] 11.3 [9.6] [11.4] [10.5]
Inpatients per month (number) 28.7 53.1 27.4 40.7 16.9
[54] 88.2 [23.9] [65.4] [37.9]
Outpatients/month (number) 274.3 107.7 176.6 132.6 423.7
[276.4] 137.8 [301] [214] [252]
Minutes per OP visit 36.6 51.0 52.7 51.3 27.2
[53.7] [72.57] [74.7] [72.6] [33.5]
Work in other facilities (%) 13.5 13 18.2 12.8 13.9
Hrs/week at other facilities 20.1 21.4 11.8 22.2 18.7
[16.1] 16.3 [6.1] [16.6] [16]
Case Type
All COPD 41.5 ± 12.7 41.9 ± 12.5 41.7 ± 10.7 41.9 ± 12.6 41.1 ± 13.1
All CHF 53.2 ± 13.1 53.2 ± 13.1 57.3 ± 11.6 52.9 ± 13.2 53.2 ± 13.0
All Cases 47.4 ± 11.4 47.5 ± 11.1 49.5 ± 8.7 47.4 ± 11.3 47.2 ± 11.6
By Domain (combined COPD + CHF)
History 59.9 ± 11.0 59.8 ± 10.9 61.8 ± 8.7 59.6 ± 11.0 60.0 ± 11.1
Physical exam 54.4 ± 23.8 55.6 ± 23.0 56.9 ± 24.8 55.5 ± 22.9 53.1 ± 24.5
Laboratory tests 77.5 ± 24.2 78.0 ± 23.9 81.4 ± 18.8 77.7 ± 24.2 77.0 ± 24.8
Diagnosis 56.0 ± 14.6 56.2 ± 15.3 58.8 ± 14.1 56.0 ± 15.3 55.8 ± 13.8
Treatment/Management 40.9 ± 12.9 40.8 ± 12.7 42.1 ± 12.1 40.7 ± 12.8 41.0 ± 13.2