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Table 1 Participant demographics and experience

From: How do physicians decide to treat: an empirical evaluation of the threshold model

Variable Number of participants (%)
Overall 41 (100)
Gender
 Male 28 (68)
 Female 13 (32)
Age
 Median (Range) 41 (26 to 66)
Area of specialization
 Anesthesiology 2 (5)
 Dermatology 1 (2)
 Emergency Medicine 1 (2)
 Family Medicine 10 (24)
 Hematology and Oncology 14 (34)
 Internal Medicine 5 (12)
 Obstetrics and Gynecology 2 (5)
 Otolaryngology 1 (2)
 Pediatrics 1 (2)
 Urology 2 (5)
 Other* 2 (5)
Level of experience
 Resident 10 (24)
 Fellow 8 (20)
 Attending 23 (56)
Experience treating patients for PE (N = 41)
 None 3 (7)
 Fewer than 5 patients 11 (27)
 Between 5 and 10 patients 4 (10)
 Between 11 and 20 patients 7 (17)
 More than 20 patients 16 (39)
PE vignettes similar to experience (N = 38)
 Yes 30 (79)
 No 8 (21)
Experience treating patients for AML (N = 41)
 None 25 (61)
 Fewer than 5 patients 4 (10)
 Between 5 and 10 patients 1 (2)
 Between 11 and 20 patients 4 (10)
 More than 20 patients 7 (17)
AML vignettes similar to experience (N = 16)
 Yes 14 (88)
 No 2 (12)
Understand formal principles of decision analysis (N = 41)
 Yes 29 (71)
 No 12 (29)
  1. *One public health and one preparing for residency in internal medicine.