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Table 1 Respondent characteristics

From: Burnout and resilience among Canadian palliative care physicians

Characteristics N = 165 (%)
Age (years)
  ≤ 40 48 (29.1)
 41 to 50 37 (22.4)
 51 to 60 51 (30.9)
  > 60 29 (17.6)
Gender
 Male 49 (29.7)
 Female 116 (70.3)
Preferred language for survey completion
 English 135 (78.8)
 French 35 (21.2)
Years in practice
  ≤ 10 53 (32.1)
 11 to 20 38 (23.0)
 21 to 30 41 (24.8)
  > 30 33 (20.0)
Hours per week
  ≤ 40 54 (32.7)
 41 to 60 88 (53.3)
  > 60 23 (13.9)
Care setting
 Palliative Care Unit 66 (40.0)
 Hospice 62 (37.0)
 Hospital-based consult team 101 (61.2)
 Community 89 (53.9)
 Outpatient clinic 20 (12.1)
Time in clinical practice is predominantly (> 50%) in palliative care
 Yes 131 (79.4)
 No 34 (20.6)
Spends ≥ 20% of work time on non-clinical activities
 Yes 84 (50.9)
 No 81 (40.1)
Length of time that clinical care has focused on palliative care
  ≤ 5 years 41 (24.8)
 6 to 10 years 43 (26.1)
 11 to 20 years 40 (24.2)
 21 to 30 years 18 (10.9)
  > 30 years 7 (4.2)
 Not reported 16 (9.7)
First residency
 General practitioner/Family Medicine 114 (69.1)
 Internal Medicine 20 (12.1)
 Anaesthesia 4 (2.4)
 Emergency Medicine 4 (2.4)
 Pediatrics 6 (3.6)
 Urology 1 (0.6)
 Not reported 16 (9.7)
Has additional formal training in palliative medicine
 Yes 77 (46.7)
 No 72 (43.6)
 Not reported 16 (9.7)
Remuneration
 Clinical and/or clinical-academic salary 73 (44.2)
 Fee for Service 35 (21.2)
 Combination of above 41 (24.8)
 Not reported 16 (9.7)