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Table 2 Characteristics of physicians and non-physician primary care personnel enrolled at the start of the intervention

From: Design, rationale, and baseline characteristics of a cluster randomized controlled trial of pay for performance for hypertension treatment: study protocol

Characteristic* Primary care physicians (n = 83) Non-physician personnel
(n = 42)
Male, n (%) 45 (54.2) 6 (14.3)
Age at start of study, mean (SD), y 46.5 (7.8) 48.7 (8.7)
Race/ethnicity, n (%)   
   White 35 (42.2) 24 (57.1)
   Black 6 (7.2) 12 (28.6)
   Asian 34 (41.0) 3 (7.1)
   Hispanic 4 (4.8) 1 (2.4)
   Other† 3 (3.6) 2 (4.8)
   Unknown‡ 1 (1.2) 0
Board certified, n (%) 76 (91.6) N/A
Primary specialty internal medicine, n (%) 71 (85.5) N/A
Trained in a subspecialty/secondary specialty, n (%) 18 (21.7) N/A
Years practicing since residency completion, mean (SD) 12.6 (7.8) N/A
Proportion of professional time spent delivering patient care, mean (SD) 0.89 (0.13) 0.86 (0.20)
Role in patient care delivery, n (%) N/A  
   Licensed practical nurse N/A 10 (23.8)
   Medical support assistant N/A 3 (7.1)
   Pharmacist N/A 2 (4.8)
   Physician assistant or nurse practitioner N/A 5 (11.9)
   Registered nurse N/A 16 (38.1)
   Registered nurse case manager or care coordinator N/A 6 (14.3)
  1. * Data collected as part of the participant demographic questionnaire conducted following the informed consent discussion.
  2. †Other includes participants that described themselves as Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, or belonging to more than one race/ethnicity group.
  3. ‡Participant declined to answer.