TABLE 1

Description of Participants for Stages I and II

n(%)a
Stage 1Stage 2
Surveys returned6765
Male48 (72)44 (68)
Race/ethnicity
    White49 (73)51 (78)
    Asian8 (12)3 (5)
    Hispanic3 (4)3 (5)
    Other4 (6)4 (6)
Geographic setting
    Urban30 (45)30 (46)
    Suburban28 (42)25 (38)
    Rural6 (9)7 (11)
Physician type
    Generalist48 (72)42 (65)
    Specialist18 (27)13 (20)
Roleb
    Private practice40 (60)40 (62)
    Hospital-based practice22 (33)15 (23)
    Clinic13 (19)12 (18)
    Research10 (15)4 (6)
    Administration4 (6)3 (5)
    Teaching2 (3)1 (2)
    Other3 (4)4 (6)
    Did not answer3 (4)3 (5)
In practice >15 y40 (60)NA
  • NA indicates not applicable.

  • a Values may not sum to 100% because of missing information.

  • b Values may exceed 100% because many physicians reported >1 role. Other includes working in a government health maintenance organization, hospital-owned community-based practice, rehabilitation hospital, Indian Health Service, large group practice, employed physician group, or nursing home.