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Table 1 Description of the study sample

From: Physicians’ perspective on shared decision-making in Dubai: a cross-sectional study

CharacteristicLevelNumber (%)
GenderFemale25 (50.0)
Male25 (50.0)
Age (years)< 5028 (56.0)
> 5022 (44.0)
Years of experience (after attainment of last degree)< 2029 (58.0)
> 2021 (42.0)
SpecialtySpecialist41 (82.0)
 • Dermatology1 (2.0)
 • Neurosurgery1 (2.0)
 • Plastic surgery1 (2.0)
 • Vascular surgery1 (2.0)
 • Endocrinology2 (4.0)
 • Internal medicine2 (4.0)
 • Nephrology2 (4.0)
 • Neurology2 (4.0)
 • General surgery3 (6.0)
 • Orthopedics3 (6.0)
 • Rheumatology3 (6.0)
 • Ear, nose, and throat4 (8.0)
 • Gastroenterology5 (10.0)
 • Oncology5 (10.0)
 • Ophthalmology6 (12.0)
Generalist9 (18.0)
Type of healthcare delivery systemPolyclinic9 (18.0)
Hospital41 (82.0)