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Table 1 Characteristics of study cohort

From: How do medical doctors use a web-based oncology protocol system? A comparison of Australian doctors at different levels of medical training using logfile analysis and an online survey

  Total Intern/Resident Registrar Advanced trainee Fellow Staff specialist
  (N = 2549) (n = 549) (n = 669) (n = 358) (n = 135) (n = 838)
Main area of work n % n % n % n % n % n %
Medical oncology 879 34.5 207 37.7 190 28.4 145 40.5 40 29.6 297 35.4
Haematology 440 17.3 80 14.6 67 10.0 94 26.3 19 14.1 180 21.5
General medicine 435 17.1 174 31.7 223 33.3 12 3.4 6 4.4 20 2.4
Radiation oncology 336 13.2 25 4.6 97 14.5 45 12.6 23 17.0 146 17.4
Palliative care 117 4.6 6 1.1 16 2.4 32 8.9 8 5.9 55 6.6
Other* 137 5.4 14 2.6 45 6.7 8 2.2 18 13.3 52 6.2
Missing 205 8.0 43 7.8 31 4.6 22 6.1 21 15.6 88 10.5
Year of registration             
2009 177 6.9 3 0.5 15 2.2 40 11.2 11 8.1 108 12.9
2010 875 34.3 110 20.0 179 26.8 131 36.6 53 39.3 402 48.0
2011 712 27.9 196 35.7 209 31.2 88 24.6 30 22.2 189 22.6
2012 785 30.8 240 43.7 266 39.8 99 27.7 41 30.4 139 16.6
Oncology experience             
<2 years 1111 43.6 486 88.5 408 61.0 174 48.6 17 12.6 26 3.1
2–5 years 520 20.4 45 8.2 185 27.7 141 39.4 51 37.8 98 11.7
5–10 years 304 11.9 4 0.7 49 7.3 35 9.8 30 22.2 186 22.2
> 10 years 529 20.8 0 0.0 8 1.2 3 0.8 34 25.2 484 57.8
Missing 85 3.3 14 2.6 19 2.8 5 1.4 3 2.2 44 5.3
Health sector             
Public 2187 85.8 531 96.7 619 92.5 349 97.5 95 70.4 593 70.8
Private 150 5.9 7 1.3 28 4.2 2 0.6 24 17.8 89 10.6
Both public and private 209 8.2 11 2.0 22 3.3 7 2.0 15 11.1 154 18.4
Missing 3 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.2
Location             
NSW 1000 39.2 158 28.8 257 38.4 177 49.4 59 43.7 349 41.6
Other Australian states 1549 60.8 391 71.2 412 61.6 181 50.6 76 56.3 489 58.4
Recency of use             
Last 3 months of 2012 1045 41.0 138 25.1 243 36.3 219 61.2 52 38.5 393 46.9
Last 6 months of 2012 1311 51.4 211 38.4 316 47.2 250 69.8 72 53.3 462 55.1
Any time during 2012 1659 65.1 306 55.7 424 63.4 285 79.6 90 66.7 554 66.1
No use in 2012 890 34.9 243 44.3 245 36.6 73 20.4 45 33.3 284 33.9
Referral source             
Peer/colleague 1863 73.1 493 89.8 544 81.3 275 76.8 93 68.9 458 54.7
Cancer Institute communication 257 10.1 4 0.7 19 2.8 36 10.1 8 5.9 190 22.7
Conference/booth 49 1.9 3 0.5 12 1.8 6 1.7 5 3.7 23 2.7
Internet 93 3.6 10 1.8 23 3.4 17 4.7 7 5.2 36 4.3
Professional organisation 131 5.1 10 1.8 36 5.4 10 2.8 11 8.1 64 7.6
eviQ education session 102 4.0 23 4.2 25 3.7 9 2.5 6 4.4 39 4.7
Other 54 2.1 6 1.1 10 1.5 5 1.4 5 3.7 28 3.3
  1. *Other: Includes genetics, adolescent, paediatrics.