Table 1

Clinic profile for the three three-month periods (March to May)

198719921997p Value
Number of clinic days131923
Number of patients90130350
New referrals
Percentage of total number of patients16.715.213.9NS
 Community cardiologists/family physicians (%)6.71537.50.02
 Academic cardiologists20518.7NS
 Paediatric cardiologists73.38043.70.16
Conference
Percentage of total number of patients6.95.4NS
Interventions
Percentage of total number of patients16.714.612.6NS
  • Academic cardiologists, employed at a university hospital; Conference, percentage of cases referred for conference discussion from those seen at the clinic; Interventions, percentage of cases in which an interventional procedure followed the clinic visit.