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Socioeconomic Data

Socioeconomic Data

Since 1997, the Health Policy department has facilitated the socioeconomic survey, which is disseminated triennially to all members (excluding military, retirees, and those in training). A great tool that provides the Academy and its membership with important information about their practices, the healthcare environment, and future trends in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, the AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey is the most recognized otolaryngology specific member survey available. It is an asset for otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons to measure themselves against their peers. 

In the year the survey is conducted, the Academy publishes aggregate survey results in the December issue of the Bulletin, our monthly publication, and also displays them during our Annual Meeting. 

Please click on the links below to access the results of our 2014 and 2011 socioeconomic survey data.

*UPDATE* The 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey is Now Available Online!
If you didn't get a chance to view the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey trend highlights at the AAO-HNS 2014 Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO, be sure to check out the results in the PowerPoint below. The full PowerPoint slide set is now available as well as 2011's survey results. 

Looking for On-Call Data from the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey?
As a part of the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey, survey respondents provided feedback regarding the on-call reimbursement practices of their local hospital(s). The on-call data is available through our inquiry form.

For a succinct description of the state of on-call reimbursement, please review the Center for Studying Health System Change's Issue Brief: "Hospital Emergency On-Call Coverage: Is There a Doctor in the House?"

Additionally, here are a few links to reports that provide general information regarding salary. Unfortunately, many of these studies use the mean salary and RVU data and may not provide the specifics you are seeking.

ACS sponsored atlas of the surgical workforce

Medical Group Management Association website

The Association of Otolaryngology Administrators website

AMGA compensation survey

In addition, The AMA has developed an educational resource to help physicians and practice staff establish their fee schedules based on the costs of providing services, which can be found here.

The AMA has also produced Principles for Physician Employment, which can be found here.

The American College of Surgeons has also produced a 2009 article focusing on a surgeon's guide to successful job negotiation, which also may be of assistance: