Table 2

Rheumatologists' background characteristics (n=23)

Dutch rheumatologists (1997)
*Information not available; †in 2001: women 54, men 116.
Age (years), mean46 (SD 6.5, range 34–61)46 (SD 7.0, range 34–62)
Working experience (years), median12 (range 1–22)*
Female5
Male18
Teaching hospital4*
Non-teaching hospital19
Median number of outpatients each week (range)111 (12–300)*