Table 4.

Coordination of Referral Episodes

Coordination IndicatorGatekeeping ArrangementP
Yes (%)*No (%)*
Doctor/staff scheduled appointment with specialist31.344.5<.001
Referring physician sent information about patient to specialist54.662.5.049
Referring physician aware of a patient visit(s) with specialist58.858.0.872
Specialist sent information about patient to referring physician86.486.1.937
  • * Proportions were adjusted for patient age and type of insurance by using multivariate logistic regression techniques. The reference population was children 1–4 years old with private insurance.