To estimate (1) the average number of patients per practitioner in Pediatric Research in Office Settings, the national practice-based research network of the American Academy of Pediatrics ; (2) the total number of active patients cared for in the network ; and (3) the age-sex distribution of patients seen in pediatric practice.
Eighty-nine practices in 31 states with 373 Pediatric Research in Office Settings practitioners (59% of Pediatric Research in Office Settings members).
Practices were asked to enumerate the number of patients visiting the practice during the 2-year period from January 1,1991, through December 31,1992.
Patients making multiple visits were counted only once, resulting in a patient count rather than a visit count.
Age-sex registers were completed using computer billing records or medical record sampling.
Study participants cared for 529 513 active patients (50.7% male).
Each practitioner cared for an average of 1546 patients.
The number of patients per practitioner was significantly higher in less-populated areas and in solo practices.
Children aged 12 years and younger comprised 81% of the patients seen by Pediatric Research in Office Settings practitioners, and more than half of the children were aged 6 years or younger.
Before age 5 years, boys accounted for a slightly, but significantly. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Pédiatrie, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Enfant, Homme, Pratique professionnelle, Age, Sexe, Organisation santé, Nombre, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Health maintenance organization
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pediatrics, Physician, Medical specialty, Child, Human, Professional practice, Age, Sex, Public health organization, Number, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0108602
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.