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Improving the Quality of Surveys of Physicians and Medical Groups: A Research Agenda.
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PMID:  22947596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Because health care providers have a central role in implementing guidelines, health care reform, and new standards of care and technologies, surveying them about their practices and perspectives is vital for health services and policy research. In November 2010, the National Cancer Institute convened a workshop to review and discuss current methodologies in designing and fielding large-scale surveys of physicians and medical groups. This report summarizes key issues and future directions for four topic areas addressed in the workshop: sample frames for surveying physicians and medical groups; points of contact and response modes; response incentives; and questionnaire design and burden. Recommendations were made for improving sample frame databases, optimizing mixed-mode surveys, and studying use of incentives with gatekeepers and in medical group settings. There is particular need for empirical assessment of factors that motivate or impede participation of physicians, other types of clinicians, and medical groups in survey research.
Carrie N Klabunde; Gordon B Willis; Caroline C McLeod; Don A Dillman; Timothy P Johnson; Sarah M Greene; Martin L Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Evaluation & the health professions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-3918     ISO Abbreviation:  Eval Health Prof     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805992     Medline TA:  Eval Health Prof     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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