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Table 1 Physician and practice characteristics

From: Physician attitude toward depression care interventions: Implications for implementation of quality improvement initiatives

Characteristic Distribution
Physicians  
   Age* 44 y (range 33–55)
   Years in practice** 17.3 y
   Sex 58% male, 42% female
   Specialty 71% internal medicine, 29% family/general practice
Physicians" practice environment*  
   Practice specialty 6% solo practice, 71% single specialty group, 24% multi specialty group
   On-site mental health availability 59% on-site mental health, 6% access at another site within medical group, 35% no on-site mental health
   Medical record type 18% paper record only, 35% paper record supplemented with electronic data, 35% electronic medical record handles all functions, 12% electronic medical record with separate ordering or data system
  1. *Age and physicians" practice environment describes all physician participants except DPRP physicians. The data were not collected for DPRP participants because they were not required to abstract data for the first part of the study.
  2. ** Years in practice describes physician participants from the DPRP sample.