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Table 1 Characteristics of primary care providers who received checks versus cash card incentives

From: Comparison of up-front cash cards and checks as incentives for participation in a clinician survey: a study within a trial

  Received check
(n = 148)
N (%)
Received cash card (n = 155)
N (%)
p-value*
City 0.33
 Boston 47 (31.8%) 49 (31.6%)  
 New York 44 (29.7%) 43 (27.7%)  
 Los Angeles 33 (22.3%) 35 (22.6%)  
 Philadelphia 24 (16.2%) 28 (18.1%)  
Sex 0.03
 Male 57 (38.5%) 76 (49.0%)  
 Female 91 (61.5%) 79 (51.0%)  
Provider type 0.23
 Physician 145 (98.0%) 148 (95.5%)  
 Advanced practice providera 3 (2.0%) 7 (4.5%)  
Specialty 0.09
 Internal Medicine (n = 207) 97 (65.5%) 110 (71.0%)  
 Obstetrics & Gynecology (n = 48) 31 (21.0%) 17 (11.0%)  
 Family Medicine (n = 44) 19 (12.8%) 25 (16.1%)  
 Other (n = 4)b 1 (0.7%) 3 (1.9%)  
  1. *Pearson’s chi-square tests
  2. aincludes 9 nurse practitioners and one nurse midwife
  3. bIncludes 3 surgeons and 1 radiation oncologist who were identified by patients as their primary care provider