To determine the level and types of primary and preventive care services delivered by obstetrician-gynecologists.
A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 1250 obstetrician-gynecologists practicing in the United States.
The response rate was 71%. Results: Fifty-three percent of the respondents indicated that they provide primary and preventive care during more than half of their practice time.
Although obstetrician-gynecologists provide a wide range of preventive services, the proportion of doctors providing any specific service varies.
Whereas virtually all (92% or more) obstetrician-gynecologists provide or order blood pressure screening, breast examinations, mammography, and Papanicolaou tests, only six of ten report regular cholesterol screening for most of their patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Obstétrique, Gynécologie, Soin, Prévention, Homme, Dépistage, Pratique professionnelle, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Care, Prevention, Human, Medical screening, Professional practice, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0208490
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.