2018 Canadian Physician Survey

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The 2018 Canadian Physician Survey (CPS) focused on the use of digital health technologies in practice by primary care (family physicians/general practitioners) and specialist physicians.

Physicians across Canada were recruited to participate between January and March 2018 via a multi method direct to physician fax invitation and national communications campaign. The survey instrument and all promotion and recruitment communication were available in French and English.

  • The survey instrument was distributed by fax to more than 45,000 physicians listed in the Canadian Medical Directory (CMD) who have indicated fax as their preferred method of communication.
  • Approximately 8,500 physicians with an email address on file in the CMD master database were also invited to participate Reminders were sent two weeks following the initial invitation and 2,000 telephone reminders were made to select cohorts of non responding physicians in the last two weeks of the field period.
  • Throughout the promotion and recruitment period Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) broadly communicated the opportunity to participate in English and French across social media and other national communication channels.