Primary and preventive care in a university obstetrics and gynecology group practice. Discussion.
The Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Annual meeting. Memphis TN USA, 1994/10/13.
Our purpose was to determine whether primary and preventive care is practiced by a university obstetrician-gynecologist group practice.
A retrospective chart review spanning 2 years of four academic physicians'private practices was performed.
A total of 335 patients were reviewed with 739 patient encounters and 1032 patient problems identified.
The definition of a primary care physician according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was used to standardize data collection and evaluation.
Obstetric complaints accounted for 27.7% of all visits, whereas 65.4% were for gynecologic problems.
Almost 7% of all complaints were neither obstetric nor gynecologic, and of those 74.6% were primary care problems completely managed by the obstetrician-gynecologist.
Only 19.7% of these were referred for management.
More than 89% of all encounters (659/739) involved some element of primary care.
This study provides evidence that the majority of health care provided by the obstetrician-gynecologist is primary care. (AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 1995 ; 172 : 1719-25.).
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Prévention, Obstétrique, Gynécologie, Homme, Femelle, Université, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Prevention, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Human, Female, University, Medicine
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