The Use of New Technologies In the Practices of Rural Family Physicians

Publication Date: May 1st, 1994
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Nelsen, D., Hartley, D., Christianson, J., Moscovice, I., and Chen, M.

Abstract: Although office procedures that involve special training and office equipment are often performed by a specialist in an urban setting, they are increasingly being performed by family physicians in rural settings. This study documents the prevalence of four such procedures in rural family practice: flexible sigmoidoscopy, cardiac stress testing, colposcopy, and nasopharyngoscopy. Individual and community characteristics of physicians who perform each of the procedures are compared with those of physicians who do not.

Published in: Journal of Family Practice

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