TABLE 5

Overall Comfort Level in Providing Patient Care (N = 679)

Specialty AreaUncomfortable Participating in Care, % (n)Comfortable Comanaging Most Cases With Subspecialist, % (n)Comfortable Managing Most Cases Alone, % (n)
Neonatology16 (109)70 (466)14 (95)
Critical care medicine52 (342)46 (304)2 (13)
Adolescent medicine1 (9)24 (162)75 (499)
Developmental/behavioral pediatrics4 (24)65 (436)31 (209)
Allergy/immunology1 (5)53 (354)46 (311)
Cardiology11 (75)87 (593)2 (11)
Endocrinology10 (68)86 (586)4 (25)
Genetics21 (141)77 (521)2 (11)
Gastroenterology1 (5)64 (435)35 (236)
Hematology/oncology24 (163)74 (496)2 (16)
Infectious diseases1 (5)51 (346)48 (325)
Nephrology12 (80)85 (573)3 (21)
Neurology10 (65)87 (590)3 (21)
Pulmonary2 (14)59 (395)39 (264)
Rheumatology21 (139)78 (522)1 (9)
Mental health20 (132)73 (493)7 (50)
Dermatology0 (3)47 (315)53 (356)
Sports medicine10 (68)60 (401)30 (199)
Reading radiographs13 (90)59 (395)28 (185)