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Table 7 Residency in a peripheral hospital

From: Challenges to the Israeli healthcare system: attracting medical students to primary care and to the periphery

  Periphery No periphery Periphery vs no periphery
N 48 382  
Criteria for choosing a specialty
 Time with family 85.42% 66.23% p < 0.001
 Controllable lifestyle 75.00% 65.01% p < 0.04
 Influency of spouse 56.25% 37.40% p < 0.01
 Specialty that deals with social issues 45.83% 27.03% p < 0.004
 Work only in the community 18.75% 2.62% p < 0.001
 Narrow range of medical problems 10.42% 1.83% p < 0.001
 Advancing rapidly 47.92% 62.30% p < 0.05
 Opportunity for research 29.17% 40.94% p < 0.03
 Bedside specialty 91.67% 93.10% NS
 Wide rangeof medical problems 62.50% 72.44% NS
 Independent practice 60.42% 55.24% NS
 Specialty with teamwork 54.17% 47.52% NS
 Procedures/surgery 50.00% 47.24% NS
 High salary 50.00% 47.64% NS
 Private practice 47.92% 41.05% NS
 Daytime work only 27.08% 21.78% NS
 Influence of family 14.89% 10.76% NS
 Academic faculty member 18.75% 28.61% NS
 Influence of classmate 4.17% 1.31% NS
 Specialty that my coleagues choose 2.08% 0.79% NS
Criteria for choosing a residency
 Family living location 81.25% 68.59% p < 0.04
 Teaching students 56.25% 40.05% p < 0.05
 Pre-determined work hours 56.25% 40.73% p < 0.05
 Influence of family 52.08% 32.98% p < 0.02
 Much supervision by senior physicians 50.00% 42.15% p < 0.03
 Primary care 42.22% 14.72% p < 0.0004
 Limited work hours 41.67% 21.26% p < 0.03
 Much clinic time 33.33% 8.38% p < 0.001
 Leading department 58.33% 78.59% p < 0.0001
 Large hosptial 46.81% 60.05% p < 0.003
 Intellectual challenge 77.08% 82.77% NS
 Controllable lifestyle 77.08% 61.56% NS
 Specific location 75.00% 65.79% NS
 Making clinical decisions on your own 62.50% 53.26% NS
 Much “action” 43.75% 40.31% NS
 Physical challenge 41.67% 41.10% NS
 Short residency 22.92% 15.18% NS
 Opportunity for research 20.83% 25.85% NS
 Many on-call shifts 16.67% 9.14% NS
  1. Percent of “agree” and “agree much” responses on 5-point Likert Scale
  2. Numbers in parenthesis are the results of factor analysis
  3. aClusters per cluster analysis
  4. Bold results represent the higher value of a statisitcally significant pair