FIPO and AIR Questionnaire

December 2005

Questionnaire Results from 357 Consultant Radiologists in the UK.

This represents a 35% return on the numbers of consultants surveyed. These are complete aggregated results with no exclusions for geography, years in practice, extent of practice or for NHS consultants only (19). All % results rounded up to the nearest whole number...

 

Yes

No

Don't Know

Do you think it appropriate that an insurance company should be involved in clinical issues?

8%

86%

6%

Do you think it appropriate that an insurer should become a regulator of radiologists? 

4%

96%

0%

Do you believe that the present BUPA Insurance MRI Tender initiative is based more on cost considerations rather than quality considerations?

90%

4%

6%

Do you think that BUPA Insurance policies, if implemented, could affect patient care? 

93%

2%

5%

Do you think if implemented, BUPA Insurance’s proposals could damage the direct relationship between the referring consultant and the radiologist? 

94%

2%

4%

Do you think that the BUPA Insurance initiative could adversely affect patient choice? 

93%

2%

5%

Would you agree to take part in an audit of your immediate colleague’s work on behalf of BUPA Insurance? 

10%

75%

15%

Would you be prepared to audit the work of colleagues in other hospitals or facilities on behalf of BUPA Insurance? 

12%

72%

16%

Would you agree to have your audit data included in to a professionally led and nationally agreed and confidential project? 

69%

15%

16%

Do you think that the BUPA Insurance MRI tender could lead to conflict between radiologists and independent hospital providers? 

92%

2%

6%

Do you believe that the BUPA Insurance MRI tender arrangements would ultimately lead to progressively lower radiological fees? 

96%

0%

4%

Do you overall support the concept of MRI tendering as proposed by BUPA Insurance? 

3%

95%

2%

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