TABLE 1

Respondent Characteristics

Characteristic% (n)
MSA68 (52)
Practice size
Small (1–2 physicians)21 (16)
Medium (3–5 physicians)41 (31)
Large (>5 physicians)38 (29)
Single specialty practice82 (62)
Specialties represented within practice
    Pediatric89 (68)
    Family practice20 (15)
    Other specialty18 (14)
Practice ownership/affiliation
    Private, independent87 (66)
    Hospital/medical center8 (6)
    Other ownership/affiliation5 (4)
Participate in purchase cooperative/buying group54 (41)