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The Age/Sex Register: estimation of the practice population.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Boyle, RM; Rockhold, FW; Mitchell, GS; VanHorn, S
Published in: J Fam Pract
December 1977

Determination of the number of patients served by a family practice is important for health services delivery and research. A sound estimate of the practice population should enhance the patient management responsibilities of the family physician. This methodology uses the Age/Sex Register to provide a series of estimations of a "teaching" unit population. Results of a sample survey indicate that 21.3% of "inactive patients" (those who have not received services from the practice in two years) still consider themselves under the care of the practice. Replication of this approach is suggested for other practices to improve planning and resource allocation.

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Published In

J Fam Pract

ISSN

0094-3509

Publication Date

December 1977

Volume

5

Issue

6

Start / End Page

999 / 1003

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Virginia
  • Humans
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Services
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Age Factors
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
 

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Boyle, R. M., Rockhold, F. W., Mitchell, G. S., & VanHorn, S. (1977). The Age/Sex Register: estimation of the practice population. J Fam Pract, 5(6), 999–1003.
Boyle, R. M., F. W. Rockhold, G. S. Mitchell, and S. VanHorn. “The Age/Sex Register: estimation of the practice population.J Fam Pract 5, no. 6 (December 1977): 999–1003.
Boyle RM, Rockhold FW, Mitchell GS, VanHorn S. The Age/Sex Register: estimation of the practice population. J Fam Pract. 1977 Dec;5(6):999–1003.
Boyle, R. M., et al. “The Age/Sex Register: estimation of the practice population.J Fam Pract, vol. 5, no. 6, Dec. 1977, pp. 999–1003.
Boyle RM, Rockhold FW, Mitchell GS, VanHorn S. The Age/Sex Register: estimation of the practice population. J Fam Pract. 1977 Dec;5(6):999–1003.

Published In

J Fam Pract

ISSN

0094-3509

Publication Date

December 1977

Volume

5

Issue

6

Start / End Page

999 / 1003

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Virginia
  • Humans
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Services
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Age Factors
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services