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Table 5 Support from management and common strategies at clinic regarding sick-listing matters

From: Dealing with sickness certification – a survey of problems and strategies among general practitioners and orthopaedic surgeons

  Orthopaedic surgeons General practitioners Odds ratio1
  n yes % partly % no % n yes % partly % no % crude 95% CI adjusted2 95% CI
Having support from management regarding handling of sickness certification cases 141 26.2 32.6 41.1 663 32.1 42.5 25.3 2.1 1.4–3.0 2.1 1.4–3.1
   Physicians reporting problems every week 3 75 28.0 37.3 34.7 404 30.2 43.6 26.2     
A common strategy for handling matters related to sickness certification at the clinic/practice 144 9.7 35.4 54.9 673 15.9 53.9 30.2 2.8 1.9–3.2 2.1 1.1–3.9
   Physicians reporting problems every week 4 75 9.3 36.0 54.7 408 14.0 55.1 30.9     
  1. 1 The Odds ratio for dichotomized response alternatives (yes and partly vs. no). Reference group; OS = 1
  2. 2 Adjusted for gender and working years
  3. 3 A subgroup of physicians answering the question "Having support from management regarding handling of sickness certification cases" reporting that they every week "Find it problematic to handle sickness certification"
  4. 4 A subgroup of physicians answering the question "A common strategy for handling matters related to sickness certification at the clinic/practice" reporting that they every week "Find it problematic to handle sickness certification"