Term: Contacts With Physicians

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-27

Definition:

The number of individuals who made contact with a physician during a specified time period (and/or within other specified criteria).

For example:

  • Tataryn et al. (1994) considered contact with a physician to be at least one ambulatory contact with a physician during the year.
  • Contact with physicians outside of hospital, within 30 days of discharge was used as the criteria for Roos et al. (1994) .

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References 

  • Roos NP, Shapiro E. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The First Report. 1990-1992 . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Tataryn DJ, Roos NP, Black C. Utilization of Physician Resources. Volume I: Key Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)

Term used in 

  • Brownell M, Roos NP. Monitoring the Winnipeg Hospital System: The Update Report 1993/1994. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Frohlich N, Markesteyn T, Roos NP, Carriere KC, Black C, De Coster C, Burchill CA, MacWilliam L. A Report on the Health Status, Socio-Economic Risk and Health Care Use of the Manitoba Population, 1992-93 and Overview of the 1990-91 to 1992-93 Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)