International Journal of Family Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Individual Physician versus Team-Based Medical Encounters: Maximizing the Efficiency of a Medical Relief Service in Rural Honduras

Table 1

Comparison of clinical encounter methods.

VariableTeam based
Team based versus traditional

Compliance with diabetes screen311 (99%)61 (39%)
Blood glucose value checked132 (42%)9 (5.9%)
Diabetes education handout given14 (4.5%)2 (1.3%) *
Compliance with antihelminthic therapy candidacy screen304 (96.8%)139 (90.8%)
Diagnosis of osteoarthritis72 (22.9%)27 (17.6%)
Home PT handout given29 (9.2%)12 (7.8%)
Prescribed an analgesic287 (91.4%)123 (80.4%)
Prescribed acetaminophen263 (83.3%)86 (56.2%)
Prescribed ibuprophen55 (17.5%)40 (26.1%)
Diagnosis of dyspepsia23 (7.3%)14 (9.2%)
Diagnosis of GERD191 (60.8%)34 (22.2%)
Prescribed an H2/PPI152 (48.4)44 (28.8%)
Prescribed an MVI297 (94.6%)120 (78.4%)
Women of childbearing age prescribed an MVI150 (87.2%)93 (92.1%)
Prescribed topical antifungals52 (16.6%)15 (9.8%)

*Fisher’s exact test.

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