Table 1:

Characteristics of the included practices

CharacteristicIncluded practices, n/N (%)
Total sample39*/107 (36)
Region
Region 114/45 (31)
Region 215/44 (34)
Region 310/18 (56)
Type of practice
Community health centres10/18 (56)
Traditional fee-for-service13/64 (20)
Family medicine groups16/25 (64)
Remuneration type
Mostly fee-for-service27/87 (31)
Mostly hourly or salary12/20 (60)
Practice size
Small (3 physicians)1/13 (8)
Medium (4–9 physicians)27/65 (42)
Very large (≥ 10 physicians)11/29 (40)
Favoured consultation type§
Mostly with appointment17/47 (36)
Mostly walk-in1/13 (8)
Mixed11/29 (38)
  • * Two practices withdrew during data collection. The final sample included 37 practices.

  • Metropolitan region.

  • Urban/suburban/rural region.

  • § This information was not available for Region 3 (total 89 practices [region 1 plus region 2]).