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Table 6 Adjusted associations between patients’ overall satisfaction towards the primary care physicians (PCPs) and their practices, and PCPs’ and patients’ characteristics using conditional logistic regression

From: What are patients’ expectations about the organization of their primary care physicians’ practices?

Characteristics OR 95 % CI p-value
PCPs’ characteristics    
 Women 0.8 0.2-2.6 0.71
 Age 1.0 0.9-1.2 0.82
 No certification 0.2 0.1-0.6 0.003
 Urban medical office (>15,000 people) 0.8 0.3-1.9 0.56
 Number of doctors practising in the medical office    
  1 1.0 (ref.)   
  2 1.2 0.4-3.3 0.77
   ≥ 3 1.0 0.3-3.4 0.98
 Number of employees in the medical office    
  1 1.0 (ref.)   
  2 1.1 0.3-4.8 0.91
   ≥ 3 2.7 1.0-7.3 0.05
 Number of days worked per week 1.2 0.3-4.7 0.78
 Number of working-years since certification 1.0 0.9-1.1 0.88
Patients’ characteristics    
 Men 1.0 0.5-1.9 0.95
 Age group    
   < 25 years 2.3 1.0-5.1 0.05
  25 – 65 years 1.0 (ref.)   
   > 65 years 1.3 0.2-9.4 0.81
 Marital status    
  Single 1.1 0.6-2.1 0.75
  Married 1.0 (ref.)   
  Divorced or separated 0.7 0.3-1.8 0.42
  Widowed 1.2 0.3-5.9 0.81
 Nationality    
  Swiss 1.0 (ref.)   
  Italian 0.8 0.3-2.8 0.76
  French 1.8 0.3-9.7 0.51
  Portuguese 0.6 0.2-2.0 0.42
  Espagnol 1.2 0.2-6.8 0.87
 Completed training    
  No training 1.6 0.5-5.6 0.48
  Compulsory schooling 0.5 0.1-1.5 0.21
  Apprenticeship 1.0 (ref.)   
  Baccalaureate or diploma from intermediate school 0.7 0.3-2.0 0.52
  University, FITa, UASa 1.0 0.3-3.0 0.97
 Work status    
  Student 0.4 0.2-1.0 0.05
  Occupational activity 1.0 (ref.)   
  Retired 2.7 0.2-30.9 0.44
  Recipient of unemployment insurance 1.2 0.5-3.0 0.65
  Recipient of invalidity insurance 1.5 0.5-4.3 0.50
 Excellent or very good general health status 1.6 0.8-3.3 0.17
  1. aFIT = Federal Institute of Technology, UAS = University of Applied Sciences