Table 4.

Physician Responses to Survey

Random IMS survey (n = 18)Academic Family Medicine Faculty(N = 16)P Values Randomly Selected Physicians versus Academic FM Faculty
Overall care unacceptable (<4)89%100%0.17
Overall care near terrible (1 or 2)78%94%0.19
Patient has an acute abdomen based on initial data available on admission100%100%NS
Peptic ulcer disease—first diagnosis in differential22%44%0.18
Peptic ulcer disease—anywhere on the differential diagnosis50%63%0.46
Recommends surgical consult on admission100%81%0.05
Recommends CT on admission100%88%0.12