Table 1Characteristics of participating family medicine offices

CharacteristicOffice 1 (Suburban)Office 2 (Urban)Office 3 (Rural)Office 4 (Suburban)
Physicians/providers (N)
 Full time7241
 Part time6203
 Resident00120
Female physicians/providers (N)7382
African American physicians/providers (N)0110
Staff (N)
 Full time239161*
 Part time2040
Patient payer mix
 Insured (%)50243547
 Medicare (%)45413047
 Medicaid (%)017251
 Self-pay (%)518101
Residency practiceNoNoYesNo
Electronic health recordNoNoNoYes
Outside laboratories used (N)1122
Outside radiology centers used (N)>6233
*

Contracts with outside phlebotomy, receptionist, and health system billing office

From: Creating Safety in the Testing Process in Primary Care Offices

Cover of Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 2: Culture and Redesign)
Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 2: Culture and Redesign).
Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, et al., editors.

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