National survey of job satisfaction and retirement intentions among general practitioners in England

Bonnie Sibbald, Chris Bojke, Hugh Gravelle
Table 1

Proportions of general practitioners intending to quit direct patient care by age, 1998 and 2001

1998 survey2001 survey
Age (years)No of doctorsNo (%) intending to quitNo of doctorsNo (%) intending to quit
≤351134 (4)1519 (6)
36 to 401878 (4)24222 (9)
41 to 4519518 (9)27530 (11)
46 to 501259 (7)20831 (15)
51 to 5510228 (27)19487 (45)
56 to 605334 (64)7666 (87)
60 to 651512 (80)139 (69)
All ages790113 (14)1159254 (22)