TABLE 2.

Characteristics of Pediatricians Who Responded to Periodic Survey 46

Variable(n = 1100)
Pediatric residents, %17.2
Provide direct patient care, %92.9
Average hours in direct patient care38.2
>50% time in general pediatrics, %72.3
>50% of patients in managed care, %78.3
Average % of patients covered by
 Private health insurance51.8
 Public health insurance41.3
 Uninsured6.2
Practice setting, %
 Solo/2 physician14.0
 Group/staff HMO44.6
 Hospital/clinic41.4
Practice area, %
 Inner city25.3
 Urban, not inner city29.9
 Suburban34.7
 Rural10.2
Geographic region, %
 Northeast28.9
 Midwest22.5
 South30.8
 West17.9
Gender, %
 Male47.3
 Female52.7
Mean age, y42.4
  • HMO indicates health maintenance organization.