Table 2

Characteristics of physicians and clusters

HeidelbergMannheim
1+4
Mannheim 2Mannheim
3
Karlsruhe
1–3
FreiburgTotal
Physicians completing questionnaires (n)2651710655
Mean age
(SD; range)
55.1
(17.0; 33–77)
51.3
(13.7; 38–65)
4250.5 (12.5;41–68)58.0
(12.1; 42–72)
46.7
(13.2; 33–63)
53.3
(14.9; 32– 77)
Patient–physician contacts (n)346896342194644072366*
Contacts with PHR2959308912525627
Contacts without PHR 48 779 34 126 324 376 1687
Perceived helpfulness of the PHR on a score from 0 to 10 mean (SD; range)6.1
(3.3; 0–10)
7.5
(2.7; 0–10)
6.0
(1.1, 3–9)
5.1
(3.9, 0–10)
4.9
(2.8; 0–10)
8.2
(2.6; 2–10)
5.8
(3.4; 0–10)
  • *Total number of patient–physician contacts: difference to N=2308 due to 58 contacts excluded (n=55 contacts in transition phase and n=3 contacts due to implausible age).

  • .PHR, patient-held health record; n, number.