ASCO invites you to participate in the 2018 ASCO Practice Census. Just as you monitor the health of your patients, ASCO regularly gathers information on the oncology practice environment, and we need your help to do so.
The ASCO Practice Census is an annual survey designed to capture comprehensive, real-time data on the state of oncology practice in the United States to better understand the impact of economic, social, and political pressures on today’s U.S. oncology practices. The practice census generates critical insights that help drive ASCO policy and advocacy efforts and shape the Society’s direct support to oncology practices. Data and findings from the census are also published each year as part of ASCO’s State of Cancer Care in America initiative.
Full and robust participation from practices in all settings and locations is central to accurately reflecting the experiences of practices across the country and drawing meaningful conclusions to inform ASCO’s initiatives.
This year’s ASCO Practice Census has been streamlined to focus primarily on two key topics: opioid policies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). As lawmakers and regulators take action to address the national opioid crisis, the census aims to gather practice perspectives about appropriate access to pain medications by patients with cancer. This year’s survey also looks to gain insight into experiences with PBMs, which are becoming increasingly more prominent in the cancer care delivery system. These issues were specifically selected as areas of growing concern for oncology practices and about which current and accurate data are needed to help inform ASCO’s advocacy and policy efforts.
Nearly 500 practices were counted in the Practice Census in 2017, and ASCO hopes to hear from even more practices this year. Please ask your practice or institutional leadership to complete the survey this year. Your participation in the 2018 ASCO Practice Census will help ensure that future ASCO initiatives and efforts will focus on member and practice priorities.
Participate in the 2018 ASCO Practice Census today at practice.asco.org/census. ■
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