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Table 2 Reasons for finding feedback very useful or indispensable and preferred type of feedback stratified by GPs’ age category and gender

From: General practitioners’ views and preferences about quality improvement feedback in preventive care: a cross-sectional study in Switzerland and France

Characteristicsa Age <55 (N = 250) Age ≥55 (N = 266) p value Male (N = 318) Female (N = 191) p value Total (N = 518)
Reason for finding feedback very useful or indispensable (%)
 Know GPs’ overall performance 49.6 51.9 0.667 53.8 46.1 0.019 50.6
 Comparison with my colleagues 45.2 39.1 0.189 38.4 48.2 0.038 42.1
 Modify or improve my practice 58.8 39.5 <0.001 41.8 61.8 <0.001 48.6
 Use regular feedback interventions to follow-up what is done in my practice 26.0 27.8 0.714 27.4 25.1 0.654 27.0
Preferred type of feedback (%)
 Brief report 51.6 56.8 0.276 59.7 47.1 0.007 54.4
 Brief report and individual results 16.0 14.7 0.764 13.8 17.8 0.282 15.3
 Detailed results regarding my practice compared with the study results 17.2 16.5 0.935 15.4 18.3 0.462 16.8
 Report and specific information regarding prevention best practice 49.6 27.1 <0.001 32.7 47.1 0.002 37.8
 Contact with the study investigators to discuss the results 0.8 1.5 0.738 1.6 0.5 0.524 1.2
 Local quality circle meeting to discuss the results 8.8 6.8 0.485 6.6 9.9 0.235 7.7
  1. aNumbers do not add to 518 because of missing data