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Physician Utilization

HealthLeaders magazine, May 13, 2012

How often Americans visit the doctor varies based on a number of factors, including the type of physician. While about 87% reported seeing their primary care physician in the past year, only 79% reported visiting or taking a minor to a pediatrician, and only 33% made a trip to see an internist. Also, results of the 2010 Thomson Reuters PULSE™ Healthcare Survey show distinct differences in physician utilization based on demographic factors such as age, income, and education.

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