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Table 4 Multilevel model results, by type of users

From: Is the co-location of GPs in primary care centres associated with a higher patient satisfaction? Evidence from a population survey in Italy

Stratified multilevel model results Non frequent health services users Frequent health services users
FAG = n. 28; GP = n. 413; patient = n. 824 FAG = n. 28; GP = n. 456; patient = n. 985
Fixed part Coeff. S.E. p Coeff. S.E. P
Level 1       
Intercept 83.52 7.49 p < 0.001 82.07 7.03 p < 0.001
Co-location of multidisciplinary team in primary care centres
Patients of GP within PCC with experience of multidisciplinary team (ref)       
 Patients of GP within PCC without experience of multidisciplinary team -2.63 1.84   -4.50 1.66 p < 0.01
 Patients of GP not in PCC with other experience of multidisciplinary team -0.04 2.23   -4.35 1.96 p < 0.05
 Patients of GP not in PCC without any experience of multidisciplinary team -1.10 1.81   -5.04 1.59 p < 0.01
Gender       
 Female 0.34 0.95   -1.43 0.91  
Age group 18–45 y (ref)       
 46–65 y 0.04 1.16   2.65 1.14 p < 0.05
 65+ y 1.28 1.61   1.63 1.46  
Educational level Low (primary) (ref) -      
 Medium (secondary) 0.50 1.65   -0.74 1.54  
 High (high school, degree) -1.10 1.65   -0.55 1.50  
Self-reported health status Bad (ref)       
 Fair 0.25 2.18   3.86 1.35 p < 0.01
 Good 2.64 2.24   7.19 1.55 p < 0.001
Self-reported chronic conditions Yes 0.51 1.30   2.26 1.00 p < 0.05
Frequency of visits to GP in the last year Never (ref)       
 Rarely (1–4 times/year) 6.43 2.93 p < 0.05 -1.96 3.07  
 Sometimes (at least 5 times/year) 6.86 3.06 p < 0.05 -0.18 3.08  
Main reason for visit to GP Health 1.76 0.95   2.54 0.93 p < 0.01
Level 2       
Gender       
 Female 0.89 1.24   -1.29 1.14  
Age -0.25 0.10 p < 0.05 -0.06 0.09  
Patient practice size 0.006 0.001 p < 0.01 0.004 0.002 p < 0.05
Random part Var. SE CI Var. SE CI
 Level 3 variance (FAG) 7.38 3.91 2.61–20.87 1.35 2.09 0.07–27.77
 Level 2 variance (GP) 10.94 8.72 2.29–52.20 6.41 7.36 0.68–60.77
 Level 1 variance (patient) 166.72 11.07 146.38–189.90 187.03 10.81 167.00–209.45
ICC ICC SE CI ICC SE CI
 FAG 0.040 0.021 0.014–0.107 0.0067 0.011 0.000–0.127
 GP 0.099 0.046 0.039–0.232 0.040 0.037 0.006–0.219