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Web-based System Provides Easy Access to Community Tracking Study Physician Survey Results

Press Release
June 23, 2002

Alwyn Cassil: (202) 264-3484

ASHINGTON, D.C.—Want to find out how many hours of charity care physicians typically provide? Or whether doctors believe they can spend enough time with their patients? How about the percentage of physicians earning more than $300,000 a year?

Answers to all these questions and many others are available with a few clicks of a computer mouse on the HSC’s new interactive Web-based system highlighting key results from the 1996-1997 and 1998-1999 Community Tracking Study (CTS) Physician Survey. Dubbed CTSonline, the new system is available by clicking here.

The CTS Physician Survey is a nationally representative survey of more than 12,000 practicing physicians and contains information about quality of care, care management, charity care, income and other topics.

CTSonline contains survey results for primary care physicians and specialists in the following broad areas:

  • Obtaining services for patient
  • Quality of care
  • Financial Incentives
  • Care management
  • Managed care revenues
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Charity care
  • Practice characteristics
  • Income
  • Career satisfaction

Designed to be quick and easy to use, CTSonline allows users to generate data tables from survey results in moments.

"The creation of CTSonline is part of our ongoing commitment to make survey information widely available to researchers, policy makers, the news media and the general public," said HSC President Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D.

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The Center for Studying Health System Change is a nonpartisan policy research organization committed to providing objective and timely research on the nation’s changing health system to help inform policy makers and contribute to better health care policy. HSC, based in Washington, D.C., is funded exclusively by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and affiliated with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.


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