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Table 1 Characteristics of participating family physicians (n = 39)

From: Feasibility of a randomised trial of a continuing medical education program in shared decision-making on the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections in primary care: the DECISION+ pilot trial

Characteristics Immediate DECISION+ (n = 18) Delayed DECISION+ (n = 21) Total
Age, yrs (mean ± SD) 48 ± 9 49 ± 7 48 ± 8
Years in practice (mean ± SD) 22 ± 9 23 ± 9 22 ± 9
Hours/week of professional activities (n = 36) (mean ± SD) 45 ± 11 46 ± 13 46 ± 12
Number of patients per week (mean ± SD) 105 ± 47 113 ± 29 109 ± 38
Women (%) 10 (56) 10 (48) 20 (51)
Preference of decision-making style [45]    
   Patient alone 4 (22) 0 (0) 4 (10)
   Patient after considering physician's opinion 4 (22) 9 (43) 13 (33)
   Patient and physician 3 (17) 4 (19) 7(18)
   Physician after considering patient's opinion 6 (33) 8 (38) 14(36)
   Physician alone 1 (6) 0 (0) 1(3)
  1. SD = standard deviation.