A survey was designed to determine accurately the number of full-time equivalent medical oncologists in the United States, to determine how medical oncologists in different work settings divide their professional activities, and to determine whether medical oncology represents a primary care specialty in the minds of practicing oncologists.
A questionnaire was mailed to the 4,239 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) who identified themselves as medical oncologists or hematologists/oncologists and were current residents of the United States.
Follow-up letters, which included a second copy of the questionnaire, were sent to nonresponders.
A third mailing, followed by a telephone reminder, was sent to a randomly selected subset of 300 nonresponders to be certain that the initial responders were similar in practice patterns and attitudes to those individuals who had not initially completed the survey.
A total of 2,540 physicians responded to the first mailing and an additional 187 to the second (64% response rate) ; a further 196 individuals who were directly contacted completed the survey document.
Practitioners appear to see 160 to 200 different patients per month and to devote approximately 72% of their time to patient care activities. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Cancérologie, Capacité travail, Soin santé primaire, Activité professionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Medical specialty, Cancerology, Work capacity, Primary health care, Professional activity, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0432670
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.