TABLE 6

Physician Perceptions of PCP and Specialist Responsibilities in Management

TaskPCP, %Specialist, %Pa
Who should perform health supervision?.009b
    PCP9786
    Specialist01
    Both313
Who should care for minor illness, unrelated to the reason for referral?.62c
    PCP9997
    Specialist00
    Both13
Who should care for minor illness, related to the reason for referral?<.001b
    PCP7126
    Specialist16
    Both2869
Who should care for serious illness, related to the reason for referral?.43b
    PCP40
    Specialist2733
    Both7067
Who should manage medications?.007b
    PCP40
    Specialist3151
    Both6649
  • Columns indicate percentages of responses from PCPs or specialists with indicated perceptions.

  • a Rows with values <5 were excluded.

  • b Comparison of proportions using the χ 2 test.

  • c Comparison of proportions using Fisher's exact test (≥1 cell with expected values <5).