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Table 2 Characteristic of physician specialists by payment program

From: Exploring physician specialist response rates to web-based surveys

  *FFS (% of 119) *Part APP (% of 49) *Full APP (% of 149) P-value
Proportion of physicians 38.1 14.1 47.7  
Physician specialty     
Surgery 35.3 27.3 22.8  
Internal medicine 35.3 38.6 54.0  
Paediatrics 20.2 22.7 14.8  
Psychiatry 9.2 11.4 8.7 0.217
Age*     
30-39 years 22.7 15.9 23.5 0.174
40-59 years 46.2 63.3 51.0  
More than 59 years 9.2 2.2 12.1  
Missing data 21.8 18.2 13.4  
Sex*     
Male 59.7 54.5 51.7 <0.05
Female 18.5 27.3 34.9  
Missing data 21.8 18.2 13.4  
Length of practice     
<5 year 37.0 38.6 36.9 0.456
5-14 years 16.0 11.4 22.1  
≥15 years 47.0 50.0 41.0  
  1. *Note: Alternative Payment Program (APP), Fee-For-Service Payment Program (FFS).
  2. *Age percentage calculated among individuals with non-missing data; 54 individuals (17.3% of total sample) did not provide information.
  3. *Sex percentage calculated among individuals with non-missing data; 54 individuals (17.3% of total sample) did not provide information.