Stephen M. Shortell Research Projects
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Last updated January 21, 2009
Individual Physician Level Questionnaire
Individual-level Closely Affiliated Physician Questionnaire (ie, physicians in salaried/equity arrangement) included questions on system attractiveness, physician loyalty, commitment and identification with the relevant health system, and physician perceptions of physician-system relations. In addition, physicians were asked about the culture of their own physician group as well as their satisfaction with their own group's managerial, human resource, technical, facility, financial and competitiveness capabilities. Finally, physicians were also asked to provide background information such as age, gender, specialty, and practice setting characteristics.
A reduced-set questionnaire was distributed to "loosely affiliated physicians" (ie, physicians not employed by the system but who used the system's facilities and who were viewed as being strategically important). This reduced-set survey instrument included questions selectted from the full questionnaire on system attractiveness, physician loyalty, commitment, and identification with the relevant health system, physician perceptions of physician-system relations plus the background information questions.
Group Level Questionnaires
The Care Management (CM) Questionnaire covered types of care management practices used, development and implementation of these practices, populations covered, measures of success, outcomes data, and examples of care management practices.
The Management and Governance (M&G) Survey covered areas concerning governance, board committees, relations with management, accountability, bench marking, collaborative arrangements, management services, financial/risk sharing, recruitment, compensation, and leadership development.