Table 2

Comparison of familiarity with and use of existing diagnostic guidelines between paediatricians and other occupations
Guideline Familiar with guideline p Used guideline
n (valid % of Occupation n) n (valid % of Familiar n)
All Paediatrician (n = 37)* Other (n = 54)* All Paediatrician Other p
IOM (n = 88) 27 (30.7) 12 (33.3) 15 (28.8) 0.65 8 (29.6) 3 (25.0) 5 (33.3) 0.70
UW (n = 89) 45 (50.6) 21 (58.3) 24 (45.3) 0.23 25 (55.6) 15 (71.4) 10 (41.7) 0.04
CDC (n = 90) 28 (31.1) 16 (43.2) 12 (22.6) 0.04 12 (42.9) 8 (50.0) 4 (33.3) 0.38
Canadian (n = 91) 32 (35.2) 15 (40.5) 17 (31.5) 0.38 17 (53.1) 8 (53.3) 9 (52.9) 0.98
Hoyme (n = 88) 12 (13.6) 6 (16.7) 6 (11.5) 0.54 6 (50.0) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7) -

IOM-Institute of Medicine guidelines; UW-University of Washington 4-Digit Diagnostic Code; CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines; Canadian-Canadian guidelines; Hoyme-Hoyme et al. clarification of Institute of Medicine guidelines.

Only participants who were familiar with a guideline were required to respond to this question.

2-tailed p-value for chi-square (or Fisher’s exact) test comparing the proportion of paediatricians versus other occupations. Results not reported for all comparisons due to small numbers.

*Denominators vary due to missing data, as summarised in column 1.

Watkins et al.

Watkins et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-69

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