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Table 5 Why would you still prefer salary/private practice? 1

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

Variables n Percent
Reasons for preferring Private practice 2   
Autonomy 114 46%
More income 34 14%
Aversion to public authorities, bureaucracy etc. 46 19%
Other reasons 18 7%
Reasons for preferring salaried positions 3   
Better social security/benefits 182 50%
Less administrative work 128 35%
Less employer responsibility 81 22%
Less economic focus 43 12%
More stability 49 14%
  1. 1The respondents were allowed to provide multiple reasons to this question 276 GPs, of those who preferred private practice (N = 248), did not provide an answer to this question. 390 GPs, of those who preferred salaried position (N = 362), did not provide an answer to this question.