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Survey Methodology

  • Sample size: 17,461 physicians across 30+ specialties met the screening criteria
  • Recruitment period: October 4, 2019, through February 10, 2020
  • Data collection: Via online survey collection site
  • Sampling error: The margin of error for the survey was +/-0.74% at a 95% confidence level

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