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Rural-urban and gender differences in procedures performed by family practice residency graduates.

  title={Rural-urban and gender differences in procedures performed by family practice residency graduates.},
  author={R Gordon Chaytors and Olga Szafran and Rodney A. Crutcher},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={33 10},
OBJECTIVE We compared the types of procedures performed and obstetrical care provided by family practice residency graduates, by practice location and physician gender METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 702 graduates who completed family practice residency programs in Alberta, Canada, from 1985 to 1995, inclusive. Graduates were asked to indicate which of 28 procedures and 7 obstetrical care practices they performed. The data were analyzed by gender and current… 

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