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Table 1 Physician Characteristics (N = 142)

From: What effect does physician "profiling" have on inpatient physician satisfaction and hospital length of stay?

  Pre-Profiling Phase* n = 38 Profiling Phase* n = 36
Attending Physicians (n = 74)   
Mean years since graduation from medical school (s.d.) 19.4 (9.2) 17.9 (8.5)
Mean years attending at the VA Medical Center (s.d) 7.1 (6.6) 7.8 (7.0)
Female, % (n) 33 (12) 37 (13)
Specialty:< % (n)   
General internal medicine 36.1 (13) 40 (14)
Internal medicine subspecialty 63.9 (23) 60 (21)
Subspecialty (total may differ from sum due to rounding error):   
Endocrinology 7.9 (3) 5.6 (2)
Geriatrics 18.4 (7) 16.7 (6)
Hypertension 0.0 (0) 2.8 (1)
Infectious diseases 10.5 (4) 13.9 (5)
Nephrology 2.6 (1) 0.0 (0)
Nuclear medicine 7.9 (3) 2.8 (1)
Pulmonary critical care 2.6 (1) 0.0 (0)
Rheumatology 10.5 (4) 11.1 (4)
None 36.8 (14) 44.4 (16)
  Pre-Profiling Phase* n = 37 Profiling Phase* n = 31
Senior Resident Physicians (n = 68)   
Mean years since graduation from medical school(s.d.) 3.6 (1.8) 3.2 (1.1)
Female :< % (n) 47.2 (17) 35.5 (11)
Work pursuing after residency: :< % (n)   
Primarily outpatient-based general internal medicine 25.0 (9) 12.9 (4)
Primarily inpatient-based general internal medicine 8.3 (3) 6.5 (2)
Subspecialty fellowship 66.7 (24) 80.6 (25)
  1. * None of the differences between pre-profiling and profiling period physicians were statistically significant.