Because the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) exists to represent the views and needs of neurologists, a mailed survey to a randomly selected sample of 520 US-based, board-certified or board-eligible neurologist members was conducted in early 1995 to determine their attitudes in four key changing areas of the US health care system : (1) provision of neurologic care, (2) neurology workforce, (3) academic research, industry sponsorship, and pharmaceutical issues, and (4) health care delivery systems issues.
Frequency distributions of degree of agreement and disagreement with 40 statements regarding issues in these four areas were tabulated for the entire group of 430 respondents (response rate=83%). Associations between these attitudes and six demographic and practice variables (age, gender, board certification, practice type, degree of managed care, and geographical region) were evaluated in an exploratory analysis.
The high response rate to the survey and the similarity in demographic and practice characteristics of respondents to the entire US-based, board-certified or - eligible AAN membership support that the attitudes that were measured are likely to be representative of US neurologists, excluding resident trainees.
The survey results show that neurologists are deeply concerned that patients with chronic neurologic disorders are not receiving all the neurologic services they need. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Neurologie, Système santé, Médecin, Attitude, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Neurology, Health system, Physician, Attitude, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0355713
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.