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Table 3 Scales scores for GPs opinions on different aspects of out-of-hours primary care.

From: General practitioners' satisfaction with and attitudes to out-of-hours services

  Separated Model Integrated Model  
  (Heerlen) (Maastricht)  
  Scale score Scale score Significance
Scale Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI)  
Overall satisfaction 70.0 (64.0 – 76.0) 60.0 (54.0 – 66.0) 0.020
Current out-of-hours care is better organised than formerlyb,† 90.1 (84.7 – 95.5) 89.5 (83.7 – 95.3) 0.569**
Experience a high workloadb 63.4 (58.1 – 68.8) 67.6 (62.5 – 72.7) 0.256
One feels safe at the cooperativeb 76.5 (71.1 – 81.9) 77.3 (72.0 – 82.7) 0.825
One feels safe during home visitsb,‡ 74.8 (68.7 – 81.0) 77.2 (73.1 – 81.4) 0.532
Out-of-hours care is an essential part of primary careb 52.9 (43.7 – 62.1) 67.8 (59.4 – 76.1) 0.018
Anonymity of care is a problemb 31.8 (25.1 – 38.4) 34.0 (28.3 – 39.7) 0.609
Gatekeeper function is well guaranteedb,†,‡ 66.8 (62.2 – 71.2) 62.2 (57.1 – 67.3) 0.180
Availability of patient dossiers is importantb 55.4 (48.4 – 62.4) 59.3 (52.6 – 66.0) 0.422
Cooperation with specialists is goodb,† 48.5 (42.1 – 54.8) 76.6 (72.9 – 80.4) <0.001
  1. * Scale score ranges from 0 to 100 points
  2. b 100 points represents strong agreement
  3. One case missing at the separated model, one case missing at the integrated model
  4. ** Because of non-normal distribution, the Mann-Whitney test was used