TABLE 1.

Primary Care Physician Characteristics

Respondent CharacteristicsFamily Physicians (%; n = 318)Pediatricians (%; n = 405)P Value
Male gender71.952.9<.001
In practice >10 y64.064.8.838
Part-time practice14.124.7<.001
See >50 pediatric patients per week10.692.4<.001
Behavioral/mental health training/fellowship1.62.3.537
Solo practice19.516.3.267
Practice type/ownership
 Private67.159.2
 HMO4.81.6
 Hospital20.130.4.003
 Academic6.55.8
 Public1.52.9
Large percentage (≥40%) of pediatric patients in managed care19.240.3<.001
Large percentage (≥40%) of pediatric patients in Medicaid6.714.4<.001
  • HMO indicates health maintenance organization.