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Table 2 Total and mean duration (in weeks) in rural practice by Tour of service and Postgraduate year (PGY)b

From: Publisher Correction: Survival analysis of Rural Clinical School of Western Australia graduates: the long-term work of building a long-term rural medical workforce

Tour No.Tour’s Duration (wks)PGY
Mean (95% CI)c3456789101112Total
(n = 468)(n = 393)(n = 316)(n = 243)(n = 178)(n = 120)(n = 85)(n = 54)(n = 28)(n = 7)(N = 468)
1 (n= 239)a61.1 (52.5, 69.7)337572868197014627122951821045214607
2 (n= 41)a62.7 (45.6, 79.7)00452710465366260118130682569
3 (n= 7)a85.4 (18.6, 152.2)0000104200104104860598
4 (n= 1)a120000000120012
Across All 288 Tours61.8 (54.1, 69.4)33753587332026802031127865941632012017786
Overall Mean Duration per graduate per PGYd7.2 (5.8, 8.6)9.1 (7.4, 10.9)10.5 (8.4, 12.6)11.0 (8.5, 13.6)11.4 (8.4, 14.4)10.7 (7.3, 14.0)7.8 (4.0, 11.5)7.7 (3.1, 12.3)11.4 (3.9, 19.0)17.1 (-1.0, 35.3)38.0 (32.1, 43.9)
  1. The cohort size (n) per PGY in italic subheading only contributes to the calculations of the overall mean duration contributed by each graduate in each PGY (i.e., the final row of the table)
  2. aOf N = 468, there were 229 graduates who did not contribute any tour (of at least 2 weeks consecutively) of rural service. The remaining 239 graduates had at least 1 tour, with 41 at least 2 tours, 7 with at least 3 tours, and 1 with 4 tours. Worded differently, 198 graduates had only 1 tour, 34 with 2 tours, 6 with 3 tours, and 1 with 4 tours
  3. b A ‘tour’ of rural service here is defined as a duration of at least 2 consecutive weeks. Multiple short tours (of ≥2 consecutive weeks each) within one calendar year are summed together for duration calculation and treated as 1 tour for that particular year
  4. c Summary tour statistics are calculated among graduates incurring the concerned tours of service only. For example, Tour 1’s duration is calculated based on n = 239 graduates who contributed at least 1 tour of rural service (of at least 2 consecutive weeks), and excludes n = 229 graduates with zero tour in rural work
  5. d Statistics presented are Mean Duration (95% Confidence Interval), in weeks