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Table 3 Fraction of female patients and vacancies for doctors of each gender

From: Patient allocations in general practice in case of patients' preferences for gender of doctor and their unavailability

Fraction of vacancies 0% 10% 20%
Relative preference strength 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
F-doctors: Fraction f-patients 0.557 0.684 0.794 0.557 0.679 0.782 0.556 0.675 0.772
F-doctors: Fraction vacant 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.069 0.048 0.031 0.130 0.094 0.064
M-doctors: Fraction f-patients 0.476 0.421 0.374 0.475 0.418 0.435 0.474 0.415 0.362
M-doctors: Fraction vacant 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.100 0.109 0.117 0.182 0.198 0.211
Fraction mismatched f-patients 0.422 0.325 0.245 0.417 0.312 0.223 0.412 0.301 0.207
  1. Fraction of female patients and vacancies for doctors of each gender for 0%, 10% and 20% total vacancy for increasing nuisance of misplaced females, i.e. d(ff, M) = 1, 2, 3. The case of preference for female doctors 70% among female patients and 50% among male patients.