The Texas Medical Association conducts surveys of Texas physicians to research regulatory, socioeconomic, and political issues to support federal and state legislative efforts. Here are the findings:
TMA Medical Liability Survey Report — 2013
The passage of medical liability reforms in 2003 is one of the single most significant events in Texas health care for an entire generation of physicians. As we approach the 10th anniversary of those reforms, the Texas Medical Association continues to document their impact. The current survey is a benchmark of physicians’ views on the changing liability climate, regardless of whether they were practicing medicine in Texas in 2003.
TMA's 2012 Physician Survey Report
The 2012 Survey of Texas Physicians was conducted by TMA as a monthly email survey and tracks the impact of practice, economic changes, physician priorities, and develops data to support TMA advocacy efforts. In total, the survey contained 224 questions, many with multiple response items. Not all questions are answered by all respondents due to skip patterns and the monthly design.
TMA Student Survey Report
In an effort to enhance efforts and strengthen advocacy measures, the Texas Medical Association surveyed medical students across the state to assess how they perceive TMA activities, programs, and services. A personalized link was e-mailed to 5,105 students; 254 students answered the survey for a response rate of 5 percent. The following are highlights from the analysis. (January 2012)
Medicare SGR Survey Report
In August, TMA surveyed physicians to better understand how a 10- or 29.5-percent cut would impact Texas physicians and their patients. The analysis includes answers from more than 1,900 physicians. The new survey details what actions physicians have taken to date in response to the defective Medicare payment formula and what actions they plan to take January 2012 if their payments are cut.
2010 TMA Physician Survey
Every two years, the Texas Medical Association conducts a survey of Texas physicians to identify emerging issues, track the impact of practice and economic changes, assess physician priorities, and develop data to support TMA advocacy efforts. For 2010, the survey was broken down into small pieces e-mailed each month. This year students, residents, and interns were surveyed as well as Texas physicians.
2009 TMA Physician Survey
Texas Doctors: "Senate Health Plan Bad Medicine for Our Patients": Texas physicians and medical students say America's health system is in need of reform, but they don't prescribe radical change, and they believe the U.S. Congress' current treatment plan will do more harm than good. Get the results here.