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Table 2 Physician characteristics by base specialty of training

From: Intensivists' base specialty of training is associated with variations in mortality and practice patterns

  Overall Internal Medicine Pulmonary AGSEM p value*
Number of physicians 26 12 8 6 n/a
Median years since critical care
medicine certification (IQR)
12
(5 to 16)
9
(4 to15)
15
(12 to 18)
7
(3 to 10)
<0.001
Mean weeks of service per year (± SD) 14.5 (5.8) 15.6
(6.0)
15.4
(5.5)
9.8
(2.9)
<0.001
  1. AGSEM = Intensivists with base specialty training in Anesthesia, General Surgery or Emergency Medicine; IQR = Interquartile range; n/a = not applicable; SD = Standard Deviation;
  2. * Reflects comparisons between the three specialty groups