Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline characteristics of insurance physicians in control group (CG) and intervention group (IG)

From: The influence of applying insurance medicine guidelines for depression on disability assessments

  CG (n = 19) IG (n = 21)  
Baseline characteristics Mean (sd) or percentage p-value
Age in years 50.5 (6.7) 51.1 (6.2) 0.923
Male 47% 52% 0.752
Weekly working hours 31.8 (9.9) 31.1 (9.2) 0.819
Years working as physician 21.7 (6.4) 23.5 (5.1) 0.319
Registered as insurance physician 84% 86% 0.894
Years working as insurance physician 15.4 (8.1) 15.6 (7.9) 0.922
Number of clients with depression assessed per month 9.3 (5.6) 5.3 (3.7) 0.011
Assessment time for depressed clients (minutes) 136.3 (62.3) 153.7 (48.4) 0.343
Assessments under the new disability act 68% 52% 0.301
Employee of the Institute 79% 81% 0.874
  1. Significant difference between both groups (p < 0.05) in bold.
  2. Institute: the Dutch Institute for Employee Benefits Schemes.