Journal article

Internal medicine-pediatrics physicians: Their care of children versus care of adults

GL Freed, KE Fant, TA Nahra, JRC Wheeler

ACADEMIC MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Purpose To determine how practicing physicians who graduated from internal medicine-pediatrics residency programs allocate their practice time and professional activities between adult and child patients, and to investigate whether there are predictors of the extent to which a particular physician's practice is more or less focused on one or the other of these patient groups. Method In 2003, the authors mailed a questionnaire to the 1,300 generalists and 472 subspecialists who, as of 2003, had completed internal medicine-pediatrics training since the inception of the program in 1980. Results The response rate was 73% for the generalists and 65% for the subspecialists. The vast majority of th..

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