TABLE 4

Overall Frequency of Patients Requiring Subspecialty Expertise (N = 677)

Specialty AreaNever/Rarely, % (n)Sometimes, % (n)Routinely, % (n)
Neonatology36 (242)42 (287)22 (148)
Critical care medicine69 (467)25 (167)6 (39)
Adolescent medicine24 (165)25 (168)51 (342)
Developmental/behavioral pediatrics14 (98)39 (262)47 (315)
Allergy/immunology13 (90)38 (259)49 (327)
Cardiology20 (133)64 (433)16 (111)
Endocrinology27 (184)59 (401)14 (91)
Genetics64 (433)32 (217)4 (27)
Gastroenterology11 (73)47 (320)42 (282)
Hematology/oncology59 (400)34 (228)7 (47)
Infectious diseases29 (196)33 (220)38 (259)
Nephrology51 (342)44 (296)5 (37)
Neurology20 (136)61 (412)19 (126)
Pulmonary23 (157)43 (291)34 (228)
Rheumatology74 (495)23 (153)3 (24)
Mental health19 (128)48 (327)33 (220)
Dermatology13 (92)40 (268)47 (314)
Sports medicine33 (226)41 (272)26 (174)
Reading radiographs22 (151)26 (172)52 (351)