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  1. US neurologists in the 1990s : Trends in practice characteristics.

    Article - En anglais

    Article abstract-Background 

    The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conducts periodic surveys of its members to profile and monitor changes in the characteristics of US neurologists and their practices.

    Objective 

    To assess neurologists'characteristics, geographic distribution, practice arrangements, professional activities, practice volume, procedures performed, sources of revenue, involvement with managed care and capitation, and other selected topics.

    Methods 

    The AAN Member Census survey was sent to US neurologists in the fall of 1996 (response rate=89%), and the Practice Profile survey was sent to a random sample of 1,986 US neurologists in the summer of 1997 (response rate=55%) who had completed a Member Census survey.

    The results of the Practice Profile survey were compared with those of two prior surveys conducted in 1991 to 1992 and 1993 to 1994.

    Results 

    The mean age of US neurologists is 48 years, 18% are women, 93% are US citizens, and 24% are international medical graduates.

    The proportion of neurologists in solo practices, group practices, and medical schools/universities has not changed.

    The weekly hours worked has remained stable (58 hours), but the time spent in administrative activities has increased (p<0.001).

    The average number of patient visits per week to neurologists appears to have increased (p<0.001), as has the proportion of neurologists performing procedures (p<0.05). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Neurologie, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Pratique professionnelle, Activité professionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Répartition géographique, Economie santé, Soin intégré, Evolution, Tendance, Homme, Agent santé, Medicare

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Neurology, Physician, Medical specialty, Professional practice, Professional activity, United States, North America, America, Geographic distribution, Health economy, Managed care, Evolution, Trend, Human, Health worker

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0245764

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.