Table 1

Participant and practice characteristics, n = 21

GP characteristicsn
Age, years
Experience in care of older people
Out-of-hours worka
Practice demographics
 Mixed (rural and town)10
GP role in practice
 GP partner17
 GP registrar1
  • a GPs’ current level of work out of hours.

  • b GPs’ assessment of the rurality of their practice area. c GPs’ assessment of the level of deprivation within their practice area.