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Table 4 Results from multivariate multiple linear regression analysis of eight principal components on referrals from 57 general practitioners (GPs) in Norway in 2014

From: Typologies in GPs’ referral practice

Dependent variables: Typological components
Independent variables 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Multivariate p-value
b (p-value) b (p-value) b (p-value) b (p-value) b (p-value) b (p-value) b (p-value) b (p-value)
GP age −0.01 (0.469) 0.01 (0.780) 0.01 (0.727) 0.01 (0.904) 0.01 (0.594) 0.01 (0.580) 0.02 (0.235) –0.01 (0.791) .965
Gender: male –0.23 (0.412) –0.63 (0.038) 0.54 (0.068) –0.22 (0.463) 0.07 (0.815) 0.57 (0.069) 0.34 (0.254) 0.69 (0.012) .019
Specialty: no 1.32 (0.015) –0.13 (0.822) 0.79 (0.148) 0.16 (0.770) 0.08 (0.892) 0.84 (0.146) 0.83 (0.145) 1.52 (0.003) .002
Location: urban –0.39 (0.214) –0.12 (0.714) –0.16 (0.624) 0.48 (0.157) –0.51 (0.138) –0.45 (0.189) –0.06 (0.860) –0.12 (0.684) .269
N referrals –0.01 (0.893) 0.02 (0.346) 0.04 (0.090) 0.05 (0.049) 0.01 (0.575) 0.02 (0.519) –0.03 (0.258) 0.05 (0.020) .056
  1. b: Estimated regression coefficients; p-values from t-test. Loadings of P–values < 0,05 are in bold