Table 4

Domain 2: professionalism towards other professionals (comparison of responses between both groups were both groups score=4 on 4-point Likert scale)

QuestionGPs aged 34 and under
(n=55)
n (%)
GPs aged 55 and over n (%)Difference % (95% CI)P value
Is able to mediate with other care providers in the interests of the patient33 (60.0)32 (62.8)2.8 (−15.3 to 20.6)0.77
Consults other care providers with targeted questions33 (60.0)21 (42)18 (−1.1 to 35.3)0.07
Complies with multidisciplinary working agreements35 (63.6)27 (52.9)10.7 (−7.8 to 28.3)0.27
Ensures structured information transfer with other care providers32 (59.3)30 (60.0)0.7 (−17.64 to 18.9)0.94
Deals correctly with targeted questions from other care providers32 (58.2)33 (64.7)6.4 (−11.9 to 24.0)0.50
Is able to write a good referral letter with direct questions34 (61.8)34 (68.0)6.2 (−11.9 to 23.5)0.51
Is able to motivate support personnel14 (25.5)21 (41.2)15.7 (−2.2 to 32.4)0.09
Makes clear agreements with support personnel20 (36.4)18 (64.7)1.1 (−16.8 to 18.7_0.90
Listens to the contributions of support personnel34 (61.8)33 (64.7)2.9 (−15.1 to 20.5)0.76
Transfers services correctly25 (45.5)26 (51.0)5.5 (−13.1 to 23.6)0.57
Discussed bottlenecks in cooperation with others directly10 (18.2)11 (22.0)3.8 (−11.5 to 19.3)0.62
Is able to discuss differences of opinion with a specialist directly9 (16.4)17 (33.3)16.9 (0.5 to 32.5)0.04
Is able to manage the mutual demarcation of tasks between GP and specialists8 (14.6)14 (27.5)12.9 (−2.7 to 28.1)0.10
Ensures coherence in first-line and second-line medical care13 (23.6)13 (25.5)1.9 (−14.2 to 18.2)0.82
Is able to distinguish between professional and personal interests in negotiations20 (36.4)39 (76.5)40.1 (21.4 to 55.0)<0.0001
Is able to deal constructively with conflicts12 (21.8)17 (38.3)16.5 (−0.9 to 32.8)0.06
Is able to take policy decisions7 (13.0)25 (49.0)36 (18.5 to 50.8)0.001
Is able to conduct job evaluations6 (11.1)21 (41.2)30.1 (13.5 to 44.9)0.0004
  • GP, general practitioner.