Table 1.

Characteristics of Physicians Interviewed

PhysicianSexPractice TypePopulationYears in Current PracticePatients Interviewed
D1MaleAcademicUrban, high socioeconomic status102
D2MaleSolo with nurse-practitionerIndigent inner-city, mostly Hispanic154
D3MaleGroup practice with 5 physiciansSuburban203
D4FemaleLarge community health centerMostly indigent inner-city314
D5MaleGroup practice with 4 physiciansSmall-town, white, mostly blue collar215
D6 (author)MaleGroup practice with 4 physiciansSmall-town, mostly white, mixed socioeconomic status215