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Table 1 Breakdown of physician specialty for qualitative component health region versus interview sample (June 2006) and quantitative component health region versus survey sample (June 2008)

From: Not all coping strategies are created equal: a mixed methods study exploring physicians' self reported coping strategies

  Qualitative component (interviews)
June 2006
Quantitative component (survey)
June 2008
Specialty Health Region a
N(%)
Sample
N(%)
Health Region a
N(%)
Sample
N(%)
Anesthesiology 138 (6%) 3 (7%) 145 (6%) 73(6%)
Cardiology 71 (3%) 2 (4%)   
Clinical Neurology 60 (3%) 1 (2%) 72 (3%) 18 (2%)
Critical Care 43 (2%) 1 (2%)   
Diagnostic Imaging 83 (4%) 2 (4%) 83 (4%) 22 (2%)
Emergency 81 (4%) 2 (4%) 87 (3%) 58 (5%)
Family 695 (31%) 11 (26%) 772 (31%) 407 (33%)
Internal Medicineb 271 (12%) 6 (14%) 447 (18%) 199 (17%)
Obstetrics/Gynecology 60 (3%) 2 (4%) 68 (3%) 24 (2%)
Pathology 60 (3%) 1 (2%) 66 (3%) 26 (2%)
Pediatrics 174 (8%) 4 (9%) 198 (8%) 78 (7%)
Psychiatry 123 (6%) 2 (4%) 123 (5%) 73 (6%)
Ruralc 142 (6%) 4 (9%) 181 (7%) 82 (7%)
Surgery 206 (9%) 4 (9%) 220 (9%) 117 (10%)
Other     83 (7%)
TOTAL 2207 (100%) 42 (100%) 2488 (100%) 1178 (100%)
  1. a Based on Department and division counts for the Health Region June 2006 and 2008
  2. b Includes cardiology and critical care in 2008
  3. c Included one anesthesiologist and three family physicians for 2006. In our 2008 survey, we asked physicians if they practiced in a rural area in a separate question about location of practice. The 82 rural physicians in our sample are classified both in their specialty area and as rural physicians.