Table 1

Physician characteristics by use of continuous or intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) among patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer

CharacteristicNumber of physicians (%)Continuous ADT ≥6 months (%)Intermittent ADT (%)
Specialty
 Urology   385 (87.3)  63.6   31.2
 Medical oncology47 (10.7)72.223.6
 Radiation oncology7 (1.6)64.235.8
 Internal medicine2 (0.5)43.850.0
Year of qualification
 1971–198027 (6.1)57.739.7
 1981–199081 (18.4)69.226.9
 1991–2000169 (38.3)61.532.8
 2001–2009164 (37.2)66.128.7
Practice type
 Academic/specialist202 (45.8)67.626.8
 General/non-academic206 (46.7)64.031.9
 Other/missing33 (7.5)47.645.8
Practice setting
 Urban392 (88.9)64.730.4
 Rural49 (11.1)62.232.3
Patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer seen/month
 10–28141 (32.0)68.726.4
 29–50155 (35.1)63.331.0
 >50145 (32.9)61.334.3