To determine the role of the hematologist-oncologist as a primary care provider, a survey was administered to a consecutive sample of 238 hematology-oncology patients.
Patients were selected at random from the outpatient hematology-oncology clinics at three institutions : 66.1% from a university medical center, 22.5% from a private hospital, and 11.4% from a health maintenance organization-affiliated clinic.
A total of 73 (30.9%) respondents reported they would see their hematologist-oncologist (heme/onc) for routine illnesses, such as sinus or bladder infections.
Of the respondents who did not have a family doctor, the percentage increased to 45.5%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Etats Unis, Hématologie, Spécialité médicale, Cancérologie, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, United States, Hematology, Medical specialty, Cancerology, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0176725
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.