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Table 3 Expectations grouped in the categories ‘Examining and treating’ and ‘Giving care’

From: Involuntary psychiatric admission: how the patients are detected and the general practitioners’ expectations for hospitalization. An interview-based study

  Examining and treating Giving care Chi-square statistics
Gender
 Men 49 (53 %) 43 (47 %) χ2 = 3.87, p < 0.05
 Women 39 (70 %) 17 (30 %)
Work place
 Out-of-hours clinic 41 (53 %) 36 (47 %) χ2 = 3.00, ns*
 Other 49 (67 %) 24 (33 %)
Patient’s family doctor
 Yes 26 (63 %) 15 (37 %) χ2 = 0.54, ns*
 No 62 (58 %) 45 (42 %)
Prior knowledge of patient
 Yes 57 (65 %) 31 (35 %) χ2 = 2.54, ns*
 No 31 (52 %) 29 (48 %)
Work experience
 <5 years 42 (55 %) 34 (45 %) χ2 = 1.26, ns*
 5–10 years 14 (61 %) 9 (39 %)
 >10 years 32 (65 %) 17 (35 %)
Totala 88 (59 %) 60 (41 %)  
  1. * Significance level = p < 0.05
  2. aThe questionnaire allowed for multiple answers without any ranking