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Table 5 Logistic regressions of selected outcome variables on physicians' personal and professional characteristics*

From: Monitoring quality in Israeli primary care: The primary care physicians' perspective

  Excessive managerial pressure Excessive workload Excessive competition Contributes substantially to quality Supports continuation
Age (Reference group: Age < 45)
45–60 1.0 1.6 1.1 1.3 0.9
≥61 1.4 1.5 0.6 0.8 0.5
Born in Israel 0.8 0.9 2.1 1.0 1.8
Jewish 0.5 0.5 1.1 1.0 1.4
Male 0.7 0.6 1.1 1.2 1.3
Board certification (Reference group: Not board certified)
Family physician 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.9 1.2
Internist and other 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6
Work primarily as specialist 6.1 2.2 0.9 0.7 0.8
Mode of employment (Reference group: Independent only)
Salaried only 1.3 0.9 1.3 0.7 1.2
Salaried and independent 1.5 0.7 1.2 1.5 1.4
Response mode (Reference group: Telephone)
Regular mail 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.2 1.1
E-mail 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.6
Cox & Snell R2 0.17 0.12 0.18 0.18 0.21
Nagelkerke R2 0.24 0.16 0.25 0.25 0.28
N (unweighted) 556 552 557 554 557
  1. *The set of independent variables also included the main health plan with which the physician worked. However, the coefficients of the health plan variables are not presented here, in keeping with the health plans' conditions for participating in the study.
  2. Coefficients in bold were significant at the .05 level.