Table 1

Physician characteristics (n = 119)

Characteristics


Age (SD)

44 (9.2)

Female (%)

24

Average year of graduation

1982

Number of years in practice, mean (range)

13 (0.5–35)

Practice Location (%)

Rural

8

Urban <50 000

8

Urban 50–250 000

25

Urban >250 000

59

Academic appointment (%)

77

Number of preoperative consults performed per month, median (range)

10 (1–100)


Khan et al. BMC Surgery 2004 4:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-4-11

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