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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Family Practice|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1978|