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Table 1 Physician’s characteristics

From: Oncologists’ and family physicians’ views on value for money of cancer and congestive heart failure care

  Oncologists (N = 52) Family physicians (N = 116) P value
Age (Mean ± SD) 54.6 (10.8) 50.1 (9.2) 0.006
Female 50.0% 51.7%  
Male 50.0% 48.3% NS
Years (Mean ± SD) of work experience in Medicine 28.6 (11.2) 23.1 (9.5) 0.001
Medical School    
 Israel 48% 57% NS
 Western Europe and America 13% 16%  
 Eastern Europe 27% 24%  
 Other 12% 3%  
Fellowship in the United States 39% 6% <0.001
Additional training    
 Health administration/public health 2% 11%  
 Masters/Ph.D. in basic sciences 8% 3%  
 Other   7%  
Employment type    
 Salaried   64%  
 Self-employed   7%  
 Salaried and self-employed   27%  
 Other   3%  
Main practice setting    
 Health plan (HMO) 6%   
 Other 2%   
Main practice setting    
 Public hospital 86% 2%  
 Health plan (HMO)   91%  
 Private hospital 6% 0%  
 Other   7%  
Type of cancer    
 Breast 58%   
 GI 56%   
 Lung 37%   
 Genitourinary 29%   
 Gynecologic 21%   
 Head and neck 21%   
 Sarcoma 21%   
 Melanoma 14%   
 Hematologic 4%   
 Other 8%