Table 4.

Ordering influences and demographic characteristics: Mean ratings on a 5-point Likert scale from less to more or rarely to always.

CHARACTERISTICMEAN RATING
DO YOU FOLLOW A TEMPLATE?DO YOU FEEL YOU ORDER LESS OR MORE THAN THE TEMPLATE?DOES THE TEMPLATE ENCOURAGE LESS OR MORE ORDERING?DO YOU ORDER LESS OR MORE THAN YOUR PRECEPTOR?AFTER GRADUATION, WILL YOU ORDER LESS OR MORE?
Residency year
  • First3.612.923.133.012.75
  • Second3.873.152.973.002.99
  • P value.06.02.10.94.003
Program location
  • Urban3.753.013.063.062.83
  • Rural3.372.953.172.752.83
  • P value.03.66.41.01> .99
University
  • Alberta3.172.993.152.822.77
  • Calgary3.582.952.922.952.78
  • McMaster4.163.073.113.232.95
  • P value< .001.59.15< .001.12
Sex
  • Female3.823.013.073.092.87
  • Male3.502.973.072.902.82
  • P value.02.77> .99.06.54
Country of medical graduation
  • IMG4.082.923.033.102.75
  • CMG3.612.993.093.002.86
  • P value.02.68.67.53.38
  • CMG—Canadian medical graduate, IMG—international medical graduate.