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Table 3 Distribution and proportion of outpatient health care visits between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2012 (all visits, HIV visits and non-HIV visits) by specialist category and HIV caseload

From: A cross-sectional, population-based study of HIV physicians and outpatient health care use by people with HIV in Ontario

Physician specialty Physician HIV caseload All visits HIV visits Non-HIV visits Proportion HIV visits/all visits
   (n) (%) (n) (%) (n) (%) (%)
Family Medicine Low 54,712 13.5% 1,246 0.9% 53,466 19.8% 2.3%
  Medium 62,541 15.4% 3,841 2.8% 58,700 21.8% 6.1%
  High 10,0597 24.8% 68,503 50.2% 32,094 11.9% 68.1%
  All 217,850 53.6% 73,590 53.9% 144,260 53.5% 33.8%
Internal Medicine Low 2,106 0.5% 75 0.1% 2,031 0.8% 3.6%
  Medium 3,872 1.0% 1,007 0.7% 2,865 1.1% 26.0%
  High 14,110 3.5% 12,060 8.8% 2,050 0.8% 85.5%
  All 20,088 4.9% 13,142 9.6% 6,946 2.6% 65.4%
Infectious Disease Low 118 0.03% 36 0.03% 82 0.03% 30.5%
  Medium 1,632 0.4% 1,276 0.9% 356 0.1% 78.2%
  High 49,038 12.1% 43,316 31.7% 5,722 2.1% 88.3%
  All 50,788 12.5% 44,628 32.7% 6,160 2.3% 87.9%
Other specialist Low 36,465 9.0% 293 0.2% 36,172 13.4% 0.8%
  Medium 47,239 11.6% 894 0.7% 46,345 17.2% 1.9%
  High 33,981 8.4% 4,043 3.0% 29,938 11.1% 11.9%
  All 117,685 29.0% 5,230 3.8% 112,455 41.7% 4.4%
Total   406,411 100% 136,590 100% 269,821 100% 33.6%
  1. Caseload volume categories by number of patients in HIV cohort seen during the 3-year study period: low (≤5 patients), medium (6-49 patients) and high (50+ patients).