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Table 2 Practice characteristics (n = 715*)

From: Technical support and delegation to practice staff – status quo and (possible) future perspectives for primary health care in Germany

   n %
Number of physicians 1 373 52
  2 229 32
  3 to 5 95 13
  6 to 8 5 1
Number of non-physicians 0 21 3
  1 to 3 436 61
  4 to 6 196 27
  7 to 10 49 7
  >10 7 1
Location of practice City 159 22
  Suburb 73 10
  Small town 272 38
  Rural area 193 27
Number of patients / week up to 200 326 46
  201 to 400 314 44
  401 to 600 51 7
  601 to 900 5 1
Practice part of network yes 125 18
  no 584 82
  1. * n varies due to missing values.