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Table 3 Shadow billing survey response rates per medical specialty

From: Exploring physician specialist response rates to web-based surveys

  Internal medicine totaln = 324 N (%) Neurology/neurosurgery totaln = 58 N (%) Pediatrics totaln = 171 N (%) Psychiatry totaln = 118 N (%) General surgery totaln = 233 N (%)
*Response rate after 1st email follow up (1 week) 109 (33.6%) 20 (34.5%) 12 (7.0%) 9 (7.6%) 31 (13.3%)
Response rate after 2nd follow up (3–4 week) 134 (41.4%) 25 (43.1%) 50 (29.2%) 22 (18.6%) 66 (28.3%)
Total response rate(%) 139 (42.9%) 27 (46.6%) 50 (29.2%) 32 (27.1%) 69 (29.6)
  1. *Overall response rate was 35.0% (317/904), total response rate (%) row is a result of additive responses from first and second email follow up reminders.