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This study examined the utilization and interpretation of office x-rays in community practice. Analysis of physician and practice descriptive data obtained by survey from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Research Network, a representative sample of family physicians in Minnesota, leads to these conclusions: (1) Most (87.3%) of the study physicians(More)
This study prospectively examined x-rays obtained in the offices of 14 family physicians who read all their own office x-rays and then select those they want a radiologist to read. Each physician completed a standardized report form for 100 consecutive x-rays or for all x-rays obtained for three months, whichever came first. A total of 1,127 x-rays were(More)
This study prospectively compared the interpretations of family practice residents and faculty with those of radiologists on 532 office radiographs using a uniform protocol. A total of 136 family practice residents (44 first-year, 40 second-year, 52 third-year) and 42 full-time and part-time faculty participated in the study along with 30 radiologists. The(More)
This study of family practice center patients assessed the broad range of their stresses and concerns, their emotional status, and personal adjustment. Two hundred and fourteen patients completed the 69-item Personal Stress Inventory (PSI) questionnaire. PSI results were related to patients' medical diagnoses classified as 1) psychological symptoms, 2)(More)
This study examined all x-rays from five family practice clinics for the year 1987, recording x-ray type together with the age and sex of the patient x-rayed. A total of 4,024 x-rays was obtained from 71,192 patient visits--an x-ray utilization rate of 5.65 percent. Most office x-rays were of the chest (39.6 percent), upper extremities (21.3 percent) or(More)
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