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Table 2 Demographics and practice characteristics of physician sample; n (%) unless otherwise stated

From: Prescribing and using self-injectable antiretrovirals: How concordant are physician and patient perspectives?

  Nonprescribera
(0 patients)
Lower prescribera
(1–4 patients)
Higher prescribera
(≥ 5 patients)
Total
Physicians 120 (24) 204 (41) 175 (35) 499 (100)
Physicians with missing data (excluded from analysis) 8 (7) 2 (1) 1 (1) 11 (2)
Years practicing as an HIV-related physician, median (range) 12.4 (3–30) 11.8 (3–31) 11.5 3–30) 11.0 (3–31)
Medical specialty
   HIV/AIDS specialist 58 (52) 113 (56) 87 (50) 258 (53)
   ID specialist 41 (37) 73 (36) 69 (40) 183 (38)
   Otherb 9 (8) 10 (5) 11 (6) 30 (6)
Base
   Hospital 88 (79) 140 (69) 123 (71) 351 (72)
   Office 24 (21) 62 (31) 50 (29) 136 (28)
Patients with HIV currently managed
   ≤ 100 49 (44) 36 (18) 11 (6) 96 (20)
   101–300 57 (51) 137 (68) 112 (64) 306 (63)
   301+ 6 (5) 29 (14) 51 (29) 86 (18)
Proportion of these patients who are treatment experienced c
   < 10%d 4 (4) 8 (4) 1 (1) 13 (3)
   10% to 24% 49 (44) 93 (46) 62 (36) 204 (42)
   25% to 49% 41 (37) 60 (30) 74 (43) 175 (36)
   50% to 74% 13 (12) 33 (16) 28 (16) 74 (15)
   ≥ 75% 5 (5) 8 (4) 9 (5) 22 (4)
Country
   UK 31 (28) 23 (11) 7 (4) 61e (13)
   France 9 (8) 38 (19) 28 (16) 75 (15)
   Germany 10 (9) 17 (8) 31 (18) 58 (12)
   Spain 14 (13) 39 (19) 21 (12) 74 (15)
   Italy 18 (16) 25 (12) 32 (18) 75 (15)
   USA 30 (27) 60 (30) 55 (31) 145 (30)
  1. Percentages may not total 100 because of rounding.
  2. aBased on the number of patients currently prescribed enfuvirtide.
  3. bGP/FP/IM specialist/PCP.
  4. cDefined as patients who had been exposed to (but who had not necessarily failed therapy with) at least 8 different ARVs, including those in their current regimen.
  5. dAt screening, these physicians stated that they had ≥ 15% treatment-experienced patients within their clinic and so were eligible to participate in the study.
  6. eIn the course of fieldwork it was decided by the study team to reduce the number of physicians to be interviewed in the UK from 75 to 62, to represent a smaller physician population in this country.