TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Respondents (N = 485)

Characteristic
Mean age in years (SD)43 (6.6)
Male55%
Median years since finishing training (range)10 (0–46)
Completed fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine55%
Board certified in pediatric emergency medicine76%
Location of practice
 Urban, inner city51%
 Urban, not inner city35%
 Suburban12%
 Rural3%
Most frequent practice setting
 Pediatric ED in a free-standing children’s hospital46%
 Separate pediatric ED, adjacent to adult ED35%
 General ED (adult and children in same facility)9%
 Private practice5%
Affiliated with a university76%
Residency training
 General pediatrics90%
 Emergency medicine5%
Median yearly pediatric visits (range)30 000 (1000–108 000)
  • SD indicates standard deviation; ED, emergency department.