Physician Practice Information Survey

The AOA is very appreciative of those optometrists who took the time to participate in this joint venture. Optometry’s response rate has been very high – 123% completed responses. Please see the attached for additional information. If you receive a survey in the future, we would ask that you fill it out. Thank you very much for participating.

Physician Practice Information Survey - Completes as of 08/15/2008

Specialty/Profession Gallup Useable Completes Dmrkynetec Full Completes Total Completes Desired Completes Responses % Complete Total Number of Responses (includes partial completes)
Allergy and Immunology 16 96 112 100 112% 162
Anesthesiology 15 73 88 155 57% 133
Audiologist 11 78 89 100 89% 139
Cardiology 3 16 19 140 14% 36
Cardiothoracic Surgery 13 39 52 100 52% 89
Chiropractor 37 38 75 100 75% 83
Clinical Psychology 8 23 31 50 62% 37
Clinical Social Work 7 29 36 50 72% 59
Colon & Rectal Surgery 39 66 105 100 105% 136
Dermatology 12 53 65 100 65% 102
Emergency Medicine 2 33 35 125 28% 55
Endocrinology 1 31 32 100 32% 56
Family Medicine 17 92 109 275 40% 160
Gastroenterology 12 29 41 100 41% 64
General Practice 3 24 27 100 27% 41
General Surgery 16 41 57 115 50% 104
Geriatrics 7 40 47 100 47% 81
Hand Surgery 1 101 102 100 102% 135
Internal Medicine 6 100 106 350 30% 156
Interventional Pain Medicine 5 65 70 100 70% 100
Interventional Radiology 0 47 47 100 47% 86
Medical Oncology 4 18 22 100 22% 37
Nephrology 9 31 40 100 40% 64
Neurology 10 33 43 100 43% 75
Neurosurgery 17 57 74 100 74% 121
Nuclear Medicine 3 26 29 100 29% 71
Obstetrics/Gynecology 12 63 75 175 43% 112
Ophthalmology 10 81 91 100 91% 145
Optometry 29 94 123 100 123% 134
Oral Surgery (Dentist only) 39 61 100 100 100% 107
Orthopaedic Surgery 8 40 48 100 48% 76
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy 30 5 35 50 70% 57
Otolaryngology 3 60 63 100 63% 116
Pain Medicine 4 28 32 100 32% 50
Pathology 27 48 75 100 75% 123
Pediatrics 17 91 108 200 54% 166
Physical Medicine and Rehab 11 55 66 100 66% 104
Physical Therapy 23 61 84 100 84% 129
Plastic Surgery 7 44 51 100 51% 77
Podiatry 26 96 122 100 122% 145
Psychiatry 7 67 74 185 40% 107
Pulmonary Disease 3 51 54 100 54% 87
Radiation Oncology 1 58 59 100 59% 82
Radiology 9 60 69 190 36% 105
Registered Dieticians 11 43 54 100 54% 71
Reproductive Endocrinology 11 31 42 100 42% 68
Rheumatology 6 64 70 100 70% 100
Sleep Medicine 9 43 52 100 52% 81
Spine Surgery 7 25 32 100 32% 52
Urology 20 36 56 100 56% 92
Vascular Surgery 7 60 67 100 67% 99
 
Total 611 2,644 3,255 5,860 56% 4,493

As previously reported

AOA and AMA Conducting Physician Practice Information survey - OPTOMETRISTS TO RECEIVE SURVEY PACKETS NEXT WEEK

For the first time in nearly a decade, the American Optometric Association (AOA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and more than 70 other health care professional organizations, have worked together to coordinate a comprehensive multi-specialty survey of America's physician practices. The survey will collect up-to-date characteristics of thousands of physician practices from virtually all specialties, and be used in efforts to positively influence national decision makers to ensure accurate and fair representation for all physicians and patients.

Getting our nation's policy-makers to understand today's landscape and the requirements for care is critical. These data will allow medicine to articulate the challenges of running a practice that provides expert patient care, while operating a business that is sustainable. The study results will not only help in the short-term but will allow future generations of doctors to continue providing superior care to their patients.

One particularly important section of the study pertains to practice expenses and the amounts that are attributable to you. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have indicated that the results of this study will be used to help determine physician payment. Please encourage your staff to make this information available as the survey's success depends on accurate and complete data. This information will remain confidential. The survey firm, Dmrkynetec, will not identify any individuals or entities participating in this research.

Dmrkynetec, a survey firm with extensive experience in the area of physician practice finance, has been retained to administer the survey. Dmrkynetec will contact randomly selected physicians and practice managers in order to collect their confidential responses. Please watch for this survey and complete it thoroughly and accurately. Do your part to represent our profession.