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Table 2 Practice characteristics

From: An ethnographic exploration of influences on prescribing in general practice: why is there variation in prescribing practices?

  Rubain Balla The haun
No. of GPs 3 f/t & 1 p/t 1 f/t & 1 p/t 2 f/t & 5 p/t
Prescribing quality Rank 4/72 (high) 1/72 (high) 71/72 (low)
List size 6000 2000 8500
% Population in most deprived deprivation category quintile* 0.03 1.93 20.58
Location Market town Rural Urban
Practice pharmacist 2.5 days a week 0.5 day a week 3 days a week
  1. *Data from ISD Scotland: Practice populations by deprivation status as at 30th September 2006.