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Table 2 Primary care physicians' responses to clinical vignettes by primary care specialty

From: Screening mammography beliefs and recommendations: a web-based survey of primary care physicians

Primary care
specialty
Family Physicians General Internal Medicine Obstetrics and gynaecology     
  FP IM OBG* Over all IM vs OBG FP vs OBG FP vs IM
Would order screening mammogram for following case scenarios....... n (%) n (%) n (%) P- value
Healthy 70 year old woman 245 (90) 223 (96) 143 (95) 0.024 0.795 0.088 0.013
50-year-old with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer 102 (38) 61 (26) 81 (54) < 0.001* < 0.001* 0.001* 0.007
Healthy 55-year-old woman 264 (97) 224 (97) 148 (99) 0.466 0.327 0.501 0.608
80-year-old with ischemic cardiomyopathy who has dyspnoea with ordinary activity 44 (16) 39 (17) 56 (37) < 0.001* < 0.001* < 0.001* 0.904
  1. All P values are two sided. * OBG compared to FP were significantly (P < 0.001).