Table 2.

Unadjusted Associations Between Physician Characteristics and Professional Values

Physician CharacteristicNo.Percent Reporting Strong Sense of Responsibility to Individual PatientsPValue*Mean Egalitarian ScorePValue
MCO = managed care organization.
* Obtained with χ2 tests, comparing percentage of physicians with individual-patient ethic.
† Obtained with t tests and analysis of variance, comparing mean egalitarian scores.
Type of MCO
    Staff model184248.89
    Network model18833.0778.86.932
Age, years
Type of provider
    Family medicine138318.83
    Internal medicine172309.01
Geographic region
Hours per week direct patient care