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"Visits to general and family practice physicians declined from 41 percent of total visits in 1975 to 33 percent in 1980, while proportions of the next three ranking specialties either remained constant or showed a slight increase. The data [show] a clear relationship between the number of patient visits per week and the age or sex of the physician. The oldest and youngest physicians had the smallest number of visits per week, with doctors ages 45-54 the largest. Male physicians saw more patients in a typical work week than females. Age groups with the highest average number of visits spent
Patterns of Ambulatory Care in General and Family Practice: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, January 1980-December 1981.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:626. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-626_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(4):626.
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