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J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 May-Jun;28(3):314-5. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.03.140333.

Reported practice patterns among family physicians with a geriatrics certificate of added qualifications.

Author information

1
From the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LEP, AC); and the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AWB, SP). lpeterson@theabfm.org.
2
From the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY (LEP, AC); and the Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC (AWB, SP).

Abstract

Practice patterns of family physicians with additional certification are unknown but are important to workforce planners and policymakers, who may presume that all family physicians provide primary care to patients of all ages. We found that a majority of family medicine geriatricians self-report practicing primarily geriatric medicine.

KEYWORDS:

Geriatrics; Health Policy

PMID:
25957363
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2015.03.140333
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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