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Table 1 Characteristics

From: General practitioners’ altered preferences for private practice vs. salaried positions: a consequence of proposed policy regulations?

Variable Respondents All Norwegian GPs
2009 2012
n = 1 308 n = 1 275
Age 47 48 492
Female 36% 37% 35%2
Municipality    
<5 000 13% 16% 14%1
5 000–49 999 55% 53% 52%1
50 000+ 32% 31% 34%1
Specialty attainment 66% 70% 55%3
List size (mean) 1 209 1152 1 1822
Preferred list size (mean)   1108  
Discrepancy between preferred and actual list size    
Fewer patients listed than preferred   18%  
No discrepancy   42%  
More patients listed than preferred   41%  
Working hours (weekly mean)   45  
Preferred working hours (weekly mean)   38  
Discrepancy between preferred and actual working hours    
Work fewer hours than preferred   2%  
No discrepancy   20%  
Work more hours than preferred   78%  
Current practice    
Private practice 75% 71%  
Hired practice 18% 20%  
Salary with bonus 4% 4%  
Salary without bonus 3% 6%  
Income a    
< NOK 700 000 - 10% -
NOK 700 000 – 849 000 - 17% -
NOK 850 000 – 999 000 - 20% -
NOK 1 000 000 – 1 149 000 - 17% -
NOK 1 150 000 – 1 299 000 - 18% -
NOK 1 300 000 – 1 500 000 - 10% -
> NOK 1 500 000 - 8% -
Mean income (SD)b 1 051 000 (298 000)
  1. 1Statistics Norway (www.ssb.no accessed 24th of March 2011).
  2. 2https://helsedirektoratet.no/statistikk-og-analyse/fastlegestatistikk.
  3. 3http://legeforeningen.no/Emner/Andre-emner/Legestatistikk/.
  4. Note: Right and left column is copied from [20] agross taxable income after deducting operating costs and national insurance costs (pension, sick pay etc.) bMean income is constructed from the mid-points of the selected income range for each GP.