To determine demographics, practice patterns, and work volume of North American thoracic surgeons, we sent a detailed survey to all members of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons between January and May 1993 to determine data for 1992 ; 3049 of 3487 (87%) thoracic surgeons responded and 2677 (88%) were in active practice.
Ninety-seven percent were male and 3% female, with a mean age of 52 years.
Sixty-five percent considered fee-for-service as their primary compensation mode.
Only 24% do isolated subspecialty work 2% pediatric cardiac surgery, 10% general thoracic surgery, and 12% adult cardiac surgery.
Seventy-six percent of respondents do both cardiac and thoracic operations.
Workload data for adult cardiac, pediatric cardiac, general thoracic, peripheral vascular, and pacemaker operations were requested.
Volume data were cross-correlated with age, 10 geographic regions including Canada, type of practice, and type of compensation and were cross-checked by hospital discharge data for 1992.
These data were compared with data from similar surveys performed in 1976,1980, and 1985, under the auspices of the same two societies ; these latter surveys used diplomates of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery as their database.
Workloads have increased over previous surveys.
Most surgeons do a wide variety of thoracic operations, and exclusive designations are in the minority. (J THORAC CARDioVAsc SURG 1995 ; 110 : 570-85).
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Chirurgien, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Rapport activité, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Traitement, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The society of Thoracic Surgeons
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Surgeon, United States, North America, America, Progress report, Human, Respiratory disease, Treatment
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