Skip to main content

Table 3 Type visits and frequency of reappointments by physician specialty group (specialty care visits only).

From: Routine care provided by specialists to children and adolescents in the United States (2002-2006)

   Medical Specialists Surgical Specialists Psychiatrists All visits
   Referred Non referred Overall Referred Non referred Overall Referred Non referred Overall Referred Non referred Overall
New patient N 7,476,112 7,295,856 14,771,968 18,745,793 9,877,375 28,623,168 1,250,196 944,852 2,195,048 27,472,101 18,118,083 45,590,184
  % 40.0 18.1 25.0 51.2 17.9 31.2 23.6 5.3 9.5 45.3 16.0 26.2
Known patient, new problem N 1,674,553 4,895,022 6,569,575 10,121,704 21,879,415 32,001,119 317,813 554,923 872,736 12,114,070 27,329,360 39,443,430
  % 9.0 12.1 11.1 27.6 39.7 34.9 6.0 3.1 3.8 20.0 24.1 22.7
Known patient, known
Problem: recurrence
N 1,623,935 4,142,757 5,766,692 1,748,531 3,085,111 4,833,642 351,669 2,219,454 2,571,123 3,724,135 9,447,322 13,171,457
  % 8.7 10.3 9.8 4.8 5.6 5.3 6.6 12.5 11.1 6.1 8.3 7.6
Known patient, known problem: routine or preventive N 7,644,382 22,611,827 30,256,209 5,605,670 18,996,051 24,601,721 3,279,692 13,759,243 17,038,935 16,529,744 55,367,121 71,896,865
  % 40.9 56.0 51.2 15.3 34.4 26.8 61.8 77.3 73.8 27.3 48.8 41.3
Other N 261,137 1,446,391 1,707,528 398,573 1,337,952 1,736,525 106,193 316,253 422,446 765,903 3,100,596 3,866,499
  % 1.4 3.6 2.9 1.1 2.4 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.3 2.7 2.2
Shared care* N 5,513,663 4,828,106 10,341,769 8,613,939 6,378,177 14,992,116 623,457 1,015,185 163,8642 14,751,059 12,221,468 26,972,527
  % 44.1 16.2 24.4 37.5 18.2 26.2 16.4 9.0 10.9 37.6 16.2 23.5
Reappointments N 14,071,536 28,907,553 42,979,089 24,695,947 38,267,967 62,963,914 4,629,558 16,782,829 21,412,387 43,397,041 83,958,349 127,355,390
  % 75.3 71.6 72.8 67.4 69.4 68.6 87.3 94.7 92.7 71.6 74.1 73.2
Overall N 18,680,119 40,391,853 59,071,972 36,620,271 55,175,904 91,796,175 5,305,563 17,794,725 23,100,288 60,605,953 113,362,482 173,968,435
  % 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
  1. * All overall differences between specialties statistically significant at the defined α level (0.05). All differences for referred and non referred visits statistically significant for all types of visits, shared care and reappointments, except for reappointments for medical specialist and psychiatrists.
  2. *Information on shared care only available for 114.641.238 visits (65.6%)