Practice Profile of Focus Group Practitioners Compared With AAP Periodic Survey Profiles

Focus Groups (N = 179)aPeriodic Surveys
Respondent currently provides well-child care/adolescent care? (PS 56, 2003) (N = 736),b % yes86.063.0
No. of preventive care visits per week, mean
    Birth–11 mo13.418.2
    1–4 y10.813.4
    5–11 y8.49.5c
    12+ y10.414.5d
    Total (all ages)42.855.6
Average length of preventive care visit in min (all personnel/MD only)
    Birth–11 mo33.7/20.727.2/16.4
    1–4 y33.0/20.126.1/15.9
    5–11 y31.7/20.325.6/15.8c
    12+ y37.3/24.727.6/18.6d
Proportion of preventive care counseling/education provided by MD vs delegated to nursing/office staff, mean %86.2 vs 13.682.4 vs 17.5
Percentage of patient insurance source (PS 65, 2006) (N = 941)e
    Managed care system60.156.3
    Nonmanaged care system28.634.9
    No insurance10.85.0
Employment settings (average % of time spent in setting [range]) (PS 43, 2000) (N = 640)b
    Solo or 2-physician practice9.4 (0–100)17.2 (0–100)
    Group practice39.1 (0–100)44.0
    Staff model HMO4.3 (0–100)3.3
    Medical school/parent university16.2 (0–100)12.4
    Hospital/clinic practice15.3 (0–100)14.1
Primary practice/position area (PS 66, 2006) (N = 684)b, %
    Urban, inner city36.723.2
    Urban, noninner city22.924.2
    Small town2.4NA
Respondent gender, %
Respondent age, y
  • PS indicates AAP Periodic Survey; NA, not applicable.

  • a Selected demographics for professional focus groups (based on data from 22 groups; 179 completed forms).

  • b Periodic Survey data are based on postresidents who provide direct patient care.

  • c Periodic Survey age group was 5 to 10 years.

  • d Periodic Survey age group was ≥11 years.

  • e Periodic Survey data are based on postresidents in office or clinic ambulatory care.