|Methods used to answer the research questions||Dependent variables|
|Multilevel regression models||Independent variables||
|Model 1: Mono-professional co-location||Variable 1: GP with other GPs||
First research question:|
What relationships are there between GP co-location and the range of services provided, the use of clinical governance tools and inter-professional collaboration?
Second research question:|
What are the relationships between GP co-location and the accessibility, comprehensiveness and continuity of care as perceived by their patients?
|Model 2: Multi-professional co-location||Variable 2: GP with other professionals|
|Model 3: Interaction between mono- and multi-professional co-location||
Variable 1 x Variable 2:|
- Single-handed GP practice
- Two or more GPs without other professionals
- One GP with other professionals
- Two or more GPs with other professionals
|Model 4: Details of GP co-location with multi-professionals||
Variable 2 detailed:|
- GP with nurse
- GP with other health professionals
- GP with social worker
|Comparison of the results between the four models in order to identify differences in the relationships between independent variables and dependent variables||
Third research questions:|
Do the mono- and multi-professional co-location of GPs and the combination of these two dimensions relate differently to GP outcomes and patient experiences?