Findings of the 1998 Infectious Diseases Society of America membership survey.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) conducted a survey in 1998 to characterize its membership and to determine their needs. The response rate was 39%. Although only 23% of the respondents spent most of their time in the field of teaching and research, 62% of the respondents listed an academic institution as their primary employer. According to survey results, 17% of respondents indicated that care of HIV-infected patients comprised one-half or more of their practices. Respondents noted shortcomings in their training as a result of recent changes in the clinical practice arena and the health care system; more than one-fourth of the respondents identified deficits in their preparation for administration, infection control, pharmacoeconomics, quality assurance, transplantation, and outcomes research. This survey discloses that the IDSA membership perceives a need for changes in IDSA-sponsored fellowship training programs and graduate educational activities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Slama, TG; Sexton, DJ; Ingram, CW; Petrak, RM; Joseph, WP

Published Date

  • December 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1396 - 1402

PubMed ID

  • 11096009

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-4838

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/317492


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States