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Table 3 Characteristics from the participating practices and patients in comparison to representative samples

From: Data extraction from electronic health records (EHRs) for quality measurement of the physical therapy process: comparison between EHR data and survey data

  Survey data EHR data National representative samples 2010
% N % N % N
Patient characteristics
Male 42.2 164,090 44.3 45,408 39.312 9,301
Direct access patients 38.3 164,164 44.0 86,282 46.912 9,301
Age categories
Age 0-14 6.4 164,090 3.4 45,012 2.612 9,301
Age 15-24 8.7 164,090 9.6 45,012 9.812 9,301
Age 25-44 27.8 164,090 26.6 45,012 23.512 9,301
Age 45-64 35.7 164,090 37.1 45,012 27.512 9,301
Age 65 and older 21.3 164,090 23.3 45,012 26.612 9,301
Chronica 16.0 152,796 8.9 86,282 16.012 9,301
Total N   164,164   86,282   
Therapist characteristics
Male 47.9 5,960 49.0 5,938 45.213 16,521
Age (mean) 44.3 5,727 44.3 5,706 4213 16,521
Total N   5,960   5,960   
Practice characteristics
No of therapists per practice
1 3.2 1,934 3.2 1,929 30.713 4,770
2 18.8 1,934 18.7 1,929 14.813 4,770
3-4 33.6 1,934 34.0 1,929 22.913 4,770
5+ 44.5 1,934 44.2 1,929 31.613 4,770
Mono disciplinary 71.4 2,351 71.3 2,431 6114 1,969
Multidisciplinary 28.6 2,351 28.7 2,431 3914 1,969
Total N   2,356   2,440   
  1. aChronic patients are defined as having treatment episodes of 3 months or more