Increasing response rates in physicians' mail surveys: an experimental study.

@article{Maheux1989IncreasingRR,
  title={Increasing response rates in physicians' mail surveys: an experimental study.},
  author={Brigitte Maheux and Claudine Legault and Jean Lambert},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1989},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={638-9}
}
It is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain high response rates in physicians' mail surveys. In 1983-84, we tested the effectiveness of two techniques among 604 Quebec physicians who had not responded to an initial letter. A handwritten thank you note at the bottom of the letter accompanying the questionnaire and a more personalized mailout package increased response rates by 40.7 per cent and 53.1 per cent, respectively, compared to control groups. 

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