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Table 3 Participant assessment of GP accessibility according to presence of chronic disease

From: Informing primary care reform in Greece: patient expectations and experiences (the QUALICOPC study)

Variable Overalla
n (%)
Patients with chronic diseaseb
n (%)
Patients without chronic diseasec
n (%)
p-value
How long does it take to go from your home to the Primary care unit?     0.028
  < 20 min 1335 (68.0%) 765 (66.2%) 559 (70.6%)  
 20–40 min 433 (22.1%) 271 (23.4%) 160 (20.2%)  
 40–60 min 127 (6.5%) 87 (7.5%) 40 (5.1%)  
  > 1 h 56 (2.9%) 29 (2.5%) 27 (3.4%)  
Did you have to make an appointment for your visit to the GP?     0.007
 Yes 523 (27.3%) 333 (29.4%) 183 (23.8%)  
 No 1392 (72.7%) 800 (70.6%) 587 (76.2%)  
Was it easy to make an appointment?     0.117
 Yes 474 (86.2%) 294 (84.2%) 172 (89.1%)  
 No 76 (13.8%) 55 (15.8%) 21 (10.9%)  
How many days did you wait for today’s visit?     0.546
 None 171 (32.4%) 107 (31.7%) 58 (32.2%)  
 One day 143 (27.1%) 86 (25.4%) 56 (30.6%)  
 2–7 days 125 (23.7%) 85 (25.1%) 40 (21.9%)  
  > 7 days 89 (16.9%) 60 (17.8%) 28 (15.3%)  
 Don’t know 25 (4.5%) 11 (3.2%) 13 (6.6%)  
How long did you have to wait to see your doctor when you arrived today?     <0.0001
  < 15 min 553 (28.7%) 295 (25.7%) 258 (33.0%)  
 15–30 min 598 (31.0%) 342 (29.8%) 256 (32.7%)  
 30–45 min 378 (19.6%) 246 (21.5%) 132 (16.9%)  
 45–60 min 184 (9.5%) 123 (10.7%) 61 (7.8%)  
  > 1 h 203 (10.5%) 135 (11.8%) 68 (8.7%)  
 Don’t know 12 (0.6%) 5 (0.4%) 7 (0.8%)  
It is difficult to see a GP in the evenings, at night and in the weekend?     0.509
 Yes 421 (21.9%) 251 (22.0%) 170 (21.7%)  
 No 1046 (54.4%) 642 (56.3%) 404 (51.6%)  
 Don’t know 457 (23.8%) 248 (21.7%) 209 (26.7%)  
  1. p-values report on significance between t-test comparison by presence of chronic disease
  2. aBased on 1964 cases unless otherwise indicated; bBased on 792 cases unless otherwise indicated; cBased on 1158 cases unless otherwise indicated