Table 1. Demographics of Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network GPs
n = 681 % 95% CIs
Individual GP characteristics
Sex
Male39057.354.6 to 61.0
Female29042.639.0 to 46.4
Year of graduation
Before 199539658.156.9 to 64.4.
1995–200518326.824.7 to 31.7
2006–2010608.87.2 to 11.7
2011–2014131.91.2 to 3.4
Higher qualification
Yes47269.366.7 to 73.6
No20029.326.4 to 33.3
Special interest in pain
Yes174 25.622.7 to 29.3
No49973.370.7 to 77.3
Past referral to a pain clinic?
HIPS/TIPS34650.847.9 to 55.5
HIPS/TIPS + other23634.731.7 to 39.0
Other6910.18.2 to 12.9
Never182.61.7 to 4.2
Current caseload of CNCP, %
040.60.2 to 1.6
<520029.426.5 to 33.5
5–1033949.846.9 to 54.5
>1012618.516.0 to 22.0
Practice characteristics
FTE GPs at practice
1649.47.5 to 12.0
2–425537.434.3 to 41.6
5–1029743.640.4 to 47.9
>11578.46.6 to 10.8
Practice nurse
Yes62792.190.8 to 94.7
No476.95.3 to 9.2
  • CI = confidence intervals. CNCP = chronic non-cancer pain. FTE = full-time equivalent. HIPS = Hunter Integrated Pain Service. TIPS = Tamworth Integrated Pain Service. Totals may not add to 681 (or 100%) due to missing data.