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Table 3 Reasons for finding feedback very useful or indispensable and preferred type of feedback stratified by country and number of prevention measures carried out by GPs

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

Characteristics France (N = 163) Switzerland (N = 355) p value Measures <10 (N = 281) Measures ≥10 (N = 237) p value
Reason for finding feedback very useful or indispensable (%)
 Know GPs’ overall performance 46.0 52.7 0.189 47.7 54.0 0.178
 Comparison with my colleagues 38.0 43.9 0.242 40.2 44.3 0.395
 Modify or improve my practice 44.2 50.7 0.198 45.2 52.7 0.104
 Use regular feedback interventions to follow-up what is done in my practice 24.5 28.2 0.449 23.5 31.2 0.061
Preferred type of feedback (%)
 Brief report 57.1 53.2 0.475 52.3 57.0 0.332
 Brief report and individual results 13.5 16.1 0.535 13.2 17.7 0.189
 Detailed results regarding my practice compared with the study results 16.0 17.2 0.824 13.5 20.7 0.040
 Report and specific information regarding prevention best practice 38.7 37.5 0.872 38.1 37.6 0.974
 Contact with the study investigators to discuss the results 2.5 0.6 0.154 1.4 0.8 0.840
 Local quality circle meeting to discuss the results 4.3 9.3 0.071 6.8 8.9 0.468