TABLE 2.

Number of Primary Care Office Visits According to Specialty of Physician

Age of Patient, yPrimary Care Specialty, No. of Visits (%)
General PediatriciansFamily Physicians
0–440 480 000 (83)8 163 529 (17)
5–915 960 000 (72)6 058 195 (28)
10–1410 660 000 (57)8 073 828 (43)
15–173 422 674 (39)5 327 585 (61)
Total71 860 000 (72)27 620 000 (28)
  • Office visits by internists are excluded because of the small number of observations.

  • Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, unpublished data, 1999.