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A profile of pediatric practice in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6637906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We profiled pediatric practice in the United States through a second-order analysis of data gathered in 1977 from 429 practicing pediatricians. Age, sex, board certification status, practice arrangement, and practice location of pediatricians in the United States were evaluated, as well as their patterns of practice. The number of and reasons for visits made to pediatricians by patient age and sex were tabulated. Child health supervision and diseases of the upper and lower parts of the respiratory tract accounted for 84.5% of the principal diagnoses made in 21,784 visits to the sample of pediatricians studied. These data may be useful in planning pediatric primary care residency training program curricula and in making planning decisions regarding the number and distribution of pediatricians nationally.
R A Hoekelman; B Starfield; M McCormick; H DeChant; C Moynihan; S Radecki; R C Mendenhall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1057-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Office Visits / trends*
Pediatrics / trends*
Professional Practice / trends
Respiratory Tract Diseases / therapy
Sex Factors
United States
Grant Support
HRA 231-77-0155/HR/NHLBI NIH HHS

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