Table 3

Variation in Comprehensiveness and BETOS Scores Across Selected Characteristics of Family Physicians

Comprehensiveness ScoresRecertifying Family PhysiciansBETOS ScoresFull Sample of Family Physicians
Medical School Location
 United States3.51104213.86a3,257
Medical school type
Year of medical school graduation
Practice location
 Large rural3.7121413.92673
 Small rural4.659114.71290
 Isolated rural4.774514.41158
Family physicians per 100,000 population
  • Medicare Claims Data, 2011.

  • BETOS = Berenson-Eggers Type of Service codes.

  • Note: The mean comprehensiveness scores are based on the subsample of recertifying family physicians (n=1,133). Comprehensiveness scores for individual physicians range from 0 to 12. The mean BETOS scores are based on the full sample of family physicians (n=3,652). BETOS scores range from 1 to 32.

  • a P <.0 5.

  • b P <. 01.