Publication Date: May 1st, 1994
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Topic(s): Health Information Technology, Physicians
Author(s): Nelsen, D., Hartley, D., Christianson, J., Moscovice, I., and Chen, M.
Journal of Family Practice 38:479-485, 1994.
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.