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Table 9 Physician characteristics

From: Change in forced vital capacity and associated subsequent outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  Physicians (N = 168)
  N (%) or Mean (SD) Median [Range]
Practice characteristics
 Main practice setting, N (%)    
  Academic 69 (41.1 %)   
  Non-academic 99 (58.9 %)   
Practice location, N (%)    
 Northeast 61 (36.3 %)   
 South 42 (25.0 %)   
 Midwest 35 (20.8 %)   
 West 30 (17.9 %)   
Physician characteristics
 Years in pulmonology practice, mean (SD) median [min, max] 15.0 (6.4) 14 [3, 30]
 Percentage of time spent in inpatient vs. outpatient settings, mean (SD) median [min, max]
  Inpatient settings 39.0 (17.2) 40 [5, 90]
  Outpatient settings 61.0 (17.2) 60 [10, 95]
 Participation in IPF-related research during the past year, N (%)a,b    
  IPF clinical trial involvement 20 (11.9 %)   
  Other IPF research involvement 13 (7.7 %)   
  None 138 (82.1 %)   
Physician-reported profile of treated patients (January 1, 2011 – June 20, 2013)
 Number of patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease (ILD), mean (SD) median [min, max] 132.7 (182.4) 60 [4, 1000]
  Number of ILD patients diagnosed with IPF 76.2 (93.5) 45 [3, 600]
  Number of deaths within 6 months of IPF diagnosis 10.0 (17.4) 5 [0, 150]
  Number of deaths within 12 months of IPF diagnosis 20.6 (38.7) 8 [0, 350]
  Percent of ILD patients diagnosed with IPF 68.4 (26.3) 72 [8, 100]
  Percent of IPF patients dying within 6 months of IPF diagnosis 12.3 (11.4) 10 [0, 60]
  Percent of IPF patients dying within 12 months of IPF diagnosis 26.0 (22.6) 20 [0, 94]
Number of charts abstractedc, mean (SD) median [min, max] 2.9 (1.2) 3 [1, 4]
  1. aResearch involvement includes IPF-related basic clinical research, epidemiology studies, outcomes studies, etc.
  2. bPhysicians were allowed to select multiple values for type of research involvement, so counts and percentages may not sum to the total N or 100 %
  3. cPhysicians have been permitted to abstract a maximum of 4 patient charts