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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants versus the Belgian physician populationa

From: Do general practitioners and psychiatrists agree about defining cure from depression? The DEsCRIBE™ survey

  Survey population Belgian physician population
Characteristic Psychiatrists (n = 105) GPs (n = 264) Psychiatrists (n = 1611) GPs (n = 14 888)
Female (%) 36 22 43 36
Practice: private/institutional/both (%) 17/16/67 96/4/0 - -
Mean age (years) 46 50 50 50
Mean duration of practice (years) 17 24 - -
Number of patients with depression treated each month 71 33 - -
  1. GP, general practitioner.
  2. aBased on physicians present in the Belgian Central Medical Database.