Who are we and what do we think?

Peter D. Beitsch, Arthur G. Lerner, Allison L. Laidley, Lorraine Tafra, Michael J. Edwards

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Abstract

Background The American Society of Breast Surgeons was founded on the principal of professional and practical development of its members. The Society undertook a survey of its members to identify issues and concerns and to guide future action. Methods The survey was prepared by the membership committee and a website was created for responses and analysis. The survey was posted on the website and mailed to 1,530 members. Overall there was a 31% response. Results Demographic data regarding practice patterns, technology utilization, and current problems showed a diverse Society with varying needs and problems. Conclusions The Society will pursue professional development in ultrasonography training, coding and reimbursement, and emerging technologies. The Society is committed to providing regional training programs, certification, and professional interaction. The Society will continue to look to the members for feedback and guidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume186
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Breast surgeons
  • Membership survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Beitsch, P. D., Lerner, A. G., Laidley, A. L., Tafra, L., & Edwards, M. J. (2003). Who are we and what do we think? American Journal of Surgery, 186(4), 321-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9610(03)00270-8