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Table 2 Number of, workload, remuneration and characteristic of participating GPs stratified by activity categories (n = 162)a

From: Participation in medical activities beyond standard consultations by Swiss general practitioners: a cross-sectional study

Category [question number] Number of GPs (%) Median hours per month spent on this activity Number of GPs reporting at least one remunerated activity (% of GPs implicated) Gender female Mean age (±SD) Practice in rural area
At least one activity [All questions: 1–17] 149 (92%) 23.4 h / mth 123 (83%) 47 (32%) 54.5 (±9.23) 45 (30%)
Teaching [1, 2] 83 (51%) 12.2 h / mth 74 (89%) 21 (38%) 55.2 (± 1.02) 27 (56%)
Care giving in specific structures [3–7] 90 (56%) 12.1 h / mth 74 (77%) 27 (49%) 55.1 (± 0.99) 32 (67%)
Medical expert or company doctor [8, 9] 66 (41%) 7.8 h / mth 52 (81%) 16 (29%) 55.0 (± 1.11) 24 (50%)
Community care giving [10–15] 117 (72%) 7.6 h / mth 73 (61%) 31 (58%) 54.6 (± 0.86) 38 (79%)
Other activities [16, 17] 41 (25%) 7.7 h / mth 29 (69%) 9 (16%) 57.1 (± 1.19) 12 (25%)
  1. aSix participants excluded because of missing demographic data