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Table 2 VHA chiropractor sample used in the FY2019 productivity analysis

From: Characteristics and productivity of the chiropractic workforce of the Veterans Health Administration

Variable Total
N 161
Productivity measure (wRVUs/FTE) 3040 (1220)
Age, years
 < 40 53 (32.9%)
 40–49 46 (28.6%)
 50–59 35 (21.7%)
 60+ 27 (16.8%)
Sex
 Female 36 (22.4%)
 Male 125 (77.6%)
Years served in VHA 5.52 (4.98)
Normal scheduled FTE 0.827 (0.293)
Unique patients 433 (244)
Patient visits 1750 (980)
Mean wRVUs per visit 1.24 (0.387)
Number of DCs
 1 31 (19.3%)
 2 63 (39.1%)
 3 28 (17.4%)
 3+ 39 (24.2%)
Administrative support staff FTE per DC FTE 0.294 (0.340)
Clinical support staff FTE per DC FTE 0.155 (0.246)
MCG
 1a-High Complexity 58 (36.0%)
 1b-High Complexity 30 (18.6%)
 1c-High Complexity 32 (19.9%)
 2-Medium Complexity 19 (11.8%)
 3-Low Complexity 22 (13.7%)
Fulltime employee
 No 49 (30.4%)
 Yes 112 (69.6%)
  1. VHA Veterans Health Administration, Mean (SD) for continuous variables, FY fiscal year, wRVU work relative value unit, DC doctor of chiropractic, FTE full-time equivalent, MCG medical complexity grouping