TABLE 2.2

Distribution of Adult (age 25 and older) Ambulatory Cancer Care Visits, by Type of Cancer, Site of Visit, and Physician Specialty, 1994-1996 a

 

Type of Cancerb

 

All

Larynx, Lung

Female Breast

Prostate

Colon, Rectum

Lymphoma, Leukemias

Skin (nonmelanoma)

Other Type

Sample Size

5,609

455

1,122

698

606

705

713

1,310

Site of Visit

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Physician office-based visits

88.6

83.5

88.4

94.0

87.9

86.5

94.5

84.8

Hospital outpatient department visits

11.4

16.5

11.6

6.0

12.1

13.5

5.5

15.2

Physician Office-Based Visitsc

All physicians

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Oncology

33.8

45.5

45.1

9.9

51.0

72.9

0.3

27.3

Primary care

15.4

23.0

12.8

14.3

24.1

16.0

10.5

14.7

General surgery

10.4

3.0

29.9

0.7

16.3

1.5

5.9

8.0

Specialty surgery

5.1

4.4

6.6

0.2

1.8

0.8

12.7

5.4

Dermatology

14.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.6

67.3

14.4

Urology

12.3

0.0

0.0

71.5

0.1

0.0

0.0

13.4

Other specialty

8.8

24.0

5.5

3.5

6.7

7.3

3.3

16.9

Hospital Outpatient Department Visitsd

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

General medical

81.0

73.1

87.0

66.6

91.3

96.0

82.2

69.8

Surgery

18.0

26.8

13.0

33.4

8.7

3.7

17.8

26.7

Other

1.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

3.5



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