Table 1

Demographics of nurse practitioner and collaborating physician partner respondents.

Characteristic

Descriptor

N

(%)


Practitioner type

Nurse practitioner

14*

52

Physician

13

48

Gender

Male

9

33

Female

18

67

Age

≤ 25

2

7

26 – 35

4

15

36 – 55

16

59

56 – 65

4

15

≥ 66

1

4

Survey type

Personal digital assistant

6

22

Computer

21

78

Patient volume

Mean patients/day/week

<15

11

41

16–25

11

41

26–35

2

7

36–45

2

7

>46

1

4

Technologies available

High speed internet at work§

Yes

15

56

No

10

37

Electronic Patient Record

Yes

10

37

No

17

63


* represents 88% (14/16) response rate within the nurse practitioner population.

† 1 and 5 personal digital assistant surveys received from nurse practitioners and general practitioners, respectively.

‡ mean number of patients seen by the practitioner per day in a week.

§totals do not add up to 100% due to 2 non-responses.

Murphy et al. BMC Nursing 2006 5:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-5-5

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