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Term: Physician Characteristics

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Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Physician profiling is valuable in contributing to an understanding of the role of the primary care physician. Profiling involves analyses of several key physician characteristics, including: age, gender, patient recall rate, average number of patients seen per day, relative income, practice location, years of practice in Manitoba (to a maximum of 11 years), principle method of payment (fee-for-service or salaried), whether they had hospital privileges, and whether they graduated from a Canadian medical school.

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  • Katz A, De Coster C, Bogdanovic B, Soodeen R, Chateau D. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality in Family Practice. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Roos NP, Fransoo R, Bogdanovic B, Friesen D, Frohlich N, Carriere KC, Patton D, Wall R. Needs-Based Planning for Manitoba's Generalist Physicians . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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