2014 Annual Issues & Attitudes Survey

December 1, 2014

For the second year, Contemporary Pediatrics has surveyed a subset of our readership of approximately 56,000 US pediatricians about the issues you are confronting on the front lines of providing healthcare to children.

For the second year, Contemporary Pediatrics has surveyed a subset of our readership of approximately 56,000 US pediatricians about the issues you are confronting on the front lines of providing healthcare to children. In this annual pulse taking, we inquired whether the year's clinical, healthcare reform, reimbursement, continuing education, technology, and other developments have left you more or less optimistic about the future of your field.

The data are in and your voice has registered. What follows are key survey findings and a selection of comments on the topics that appear to have impacted you most. Although this is an annual data collection, Contemporary Pediatrics strives to serve you who serve children 24/7. As such, all discussion points are always welcome. Your views not reflected here? Or you beg to differ? Let us hear from you at cradwan@advanstar.com.

Begin reviewing the survey results below.

 

Q. Are you more or less optimistic about your ability to adequately provide care for your patients in 2014 than last year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. What have the top 2 challenges been in 2014 to your effective practice as a pediatrician?

 

Q. What factors have positively affected your practice in the past 12 months? (Select all that apply.)

 

Q. What factors have negatively affected your practice in the past 12 months? (Select all that apply.)

 

 

Q. Within the past year, has your workload increased, decreased, or remained the same?

 

Q. Within the past year, has your stress level at work increased, decreased, or remained the same?

 

Q. What are the biggest challenges you anticipate you will face in your practice in 2015? (Select up to 3.)

 

Q. How satisfied are you with the way your professional society has represented your interests this year?

 

 

Q. Has your board certification helped you draw a higher salary?

 

 

Q. Are you considering a job change in the next 12 months?

 

Q. What are your reasons for considering a job change?

 

Q. Are you diagnosing more patients with developmental/behavioral issues such as ADHD, autism, OCD, etc, this year than last year?

 

Q. Have you gone from working full time (≥40 hours per week) to part-time status in the past 12 months?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. Are you considering going from working full time (≥40 hours per week) to part-time status in the next 12 months?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. Are you considering leaving your own private practice to become an employee of a hospital or other organization in the next 12 months?

 

Q. What is the revenue source distribution in your practice? (Select all that apply.)

 

Q. In retrospect, if you had to choose today, which medical specialty would be your first choice?