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Reports - Research
The report on the clinical practice of podiatry is the product of a national survey of podiatrists conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics with the cooperation of the American Podiatry Association during the period January--March 1970. The survey was conducted by a self-administered questionnaire (a facsimile of which comprises an appendix) that was mailed to all of the approximately 8,300 podiatrists in the United States, of whom over 7,000 responded. The report, supported by 22 detailed tables which cover 46 pages, consists of three parts. The first part gives a general demographic and professional profile of the overall podiatrist population in 1970. The second part describes the characteristics of clinical practice generally and relative to the volume of clinical activity in terms of: hours per week devoted to patient care, number of patient visits per week, number of patients seen per week, and number of full-time and part-time helpers employed to assist in practice. The third part describes the nature of clinical activity with respect to: podiatrist's primary and secondary clinical activities; range of clinical services rendered; and clinical setting in which patient services were rendered (that is, office, hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, clinic, nursing home, or patient's home. (JR)
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National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.