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Table 1 Practice and PCP characteristics based on the QCPC questionnaire

From: Barriers and facilitators for the management of vertigo: a qualitative study with primary care providers

PCP characteristics
N 12
 Sex, n (%)
  Male 8 (67)
 Age in years, mean (min–max) 49 (32–74)
 Years in practice, mean (min–max) 14 (1–43)
Practice characteristics
 Community size
  Inhabitants, n (%)
   < 5000 6 (50)
   5.000–20.000 1 (8)
   > 20.000–100.000 1 (8)
   > 100.000 4 (33)
 Practice size  
  Patients per week, mean (min–max) 240 (75–500)
  Percentage of patient groups, mean (min–max)
   ≥ 60 years 37 (20–70)
   ≥ 2 chronic diseases 48 (30–80)
   Mental diseases 20 (5–50)
   Migration background 12 (0–70)
  Practice employees by profession, mean (min–max)
   PCPs 2.4 (1–6)
   Assistants 3.6 (1–6)
   Nurses 0.1 (0–1)
   Apprentices 0.4 (0–2)
   Other 0.4 (0–2)
Frequency of using evidence-based guidelines for patient treatment, n (%)
 Always 1 (8)
 Most of times 4 (33)
 Sometimes 7 (58)
 Rarely 0
 Never 0
Training
 Participation frequency in trainings in the last 12 months, mean (min–max)
  On medical topic (N = 12) 11 (3–40)
  On practice organisation (N = 10) 0.7 (0–2)
 Participation frequency in quality circles, mean (min–max) 3.3 (2–4)
 Individual selection criteria for trainings
  Date 10 (83)
  Content 11 (92)
  Supporting program 1 (8)
  Place 11 (92)
  Speaker 6 (50)
  CME points 2 (17)
  Exchange with colleagues 4 (33)
  Independence from the industry 6 (50)