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Table 2 Physicians who are fully retired or not currently active in medicine (N = 936)

From: A national survey of 'inactive' physicians in the United States of America: enticements to reentry

  Fully retired (n = 436) Not currently active (n = 500)
  % (n) % (n)
How long since last active in medicine a   
Less than 1 year 3.2 (14) 6.7 (33)
1-2 years 15.9 (69) 11.8 (58)
3-4 years 21.0 (91) 19.1 (94)
5-10 years 38.7 (168) 38.3 (189)
More than 10 years 21.2 (92) 24.1 (119)
missing (2) (7)
Currently working in other field b   
Yes 16.9 (73) 27.1 (135)
missing (4) (1)
Plan to become active in future b   
Yes, within a year 1.9 (8) 11.1 (55)
Yes, in one to five years 0.9 (4) 11.5 (57)
Yes, more than five years from now 0.2 (1) 1.0 (5)
No 71.2 (307) 21.1 (105)
Not sure 25.8 (111) 55.3 (275)
missing (5) (3)
Retained medical licenses b   
Yes, all of them 47.1 (204) 59.6 (297)
Yes, but not all 19.9 (86) 20.5 (102)
No 33.0 (143) 19.9 (99)
missing (3) (2)
Specialty/subspecialty board certification(s) current   
Yes, all of them 56.1 (242) 54.9 (272)
Yes, but not all 3.0 (13) 5.3 (26)
No 27.1 (117) 24.4 (121)
Not certified 13.7 (59) 15.4 (76)
missing (5) (5)
Retained medical liability insurance a   
Yes, tail coverage only 31.6 (136) 24.5 (121)
Yes, full liability coverage 1.6 (7) 2.0 (10)
No 65.6 (282) 69.6 (344)
Other 1.2 (5) 3.8 (19)
missing (6) (6)
  1. a P <.05
  2. b P <.001