Differences in the outcomes of acute episodes of care provided by various types of family practitioners.

Robert L Kane, J. Gardner, D. D. Wright, F. R. Woolley, G. F. Snell, D. N. Sundwall, C. H. Castle

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Abstract

This study was designed to compare the outcomes achieved in a series of acute care episodes by different levels of family practice providers working in the clinic setting. The study utilizes a method which depends upon the provider to estimate level of function expected and earliest date of recovery for each episode. When the patients are viewed as a single group, those patients treated by the medex appear to fare considerably better and those seen by a faculty member do worse; however, when each functional status group is examined separately, only the asymptomatic but clinically ill patients (45 cases) show a statistically significant difference in outcomes among the providers, with the medex having good results and the faculty poor results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 1978

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