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Table 1 Physician demographics (N = 39)

From: Quality improvement in small office settings: an examination of successful practices

  Percentage   Percentage
Physician Specialty   Practice Location  
Internal Medicine N = 18; 46% Freestanding N = 23; 59%
Family Practice N = 12; 31% Office Building N = 9; 23%
Pediatrics N = 7; 18% Hospital Outpatient Clinic N = 4; 9%
Med. Subspecialty N = 2; 5% Health Center N = 4; 9%
Practice Size (FTE)   Year Graduated Medical School  
Mean 7.2 1961–1970 0
Median 6.0 1971–1980 N = 16; 42%
Solo N = 6; 15% 1981–1990 N = 17; 47%
2–5 N = 12; 15% 1991–2000 N = 6; 11%
6–10 N = 12; 31%   
11–25 N = 9; 23%   
Region   Information Support  
New England
(MA, ME, NH, VT)
N = 10; 25% Paper medical records N = 23; 61%
Southeast
(GA, FL, NC, SC)
N = 8; 21% Electronic medical records N = 15; 39%
Great Lakes
(IL, MI, MN)
N = 6; 15% Paper registries N = 4; 10%
Mid-Atlantic
(DE, MD, NJ, PA)
N = 5; 13% Electronic registries N = 13; 34%
Southwest
(CO, TX)
N = 5; 13%   
Northwest
(OR, WA)
N = 5; 13%