How to obtain excellent response rates when surveying physicians.

  title={How to obtain excellent response rates when surveying physicians.},
  author={Cathy F Thorpe and Brigid Ryan and Samantha L. McLean and Andrea Burt and Moira Stewart and Judith Belle Brown and Graham J Reid and Sam Harris},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={26 1},
This paper outlines ways to maximize response rates to surveys by summarizing the most relevant literature to date and demonstrating how these techniques have resulted in consistently high rates of return in family practice research. We describe the methodology used in recent surveys of physicians conducted by the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine through its Thames Valley Family Practice Research Unit, located in London, Ontario, Canada and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long… CONTINUE READING