Table 1

Summary results: data analysis

A priori risk factor Doctors found guilty of medical misconduct (%)
Sex
 Male84
 Female16
Medical specialty
 General practice31.33
 Surgery15.66
 Other53.01
Time since PMQ
 20–29 years26.91
 30–39 years24.1
 Other48.99
PMQ studied in the UK
 Yes33
 No67
Country of PMQ study, where not UK
 India19.64
 Nigeria13.69
 Pakistan8.33
 Egypt8.33
 Germany6.5
 Other43.51
  • PMQ, primary medical qualification.