The ASRS PAT Survey
780 ASRS Members Respond to 2013 PAT Survey
15th Annual Survey Completed by 1 Out of Every 3 Members
The 2013 ASRS Preferences and Trends (PAT) Survey drew a record 780 responses, yielding an unprecedented 34.2% response rate. We sincerely thank our member physicians from around the world who participated in the 15th annual survey.
Since 1999, the PAT Survey has provided a yearly snapshot of ASRS members’ practice patterns and retina treatment choices. And—thanks to the growing accumulation of information—the PAT Survey can now also present longitudinal data on emerging practice trends.
2013 survey results are more than double those from 2011
Over the last 2 years, PAT Survey responses have shown a dramatic increase. The 780 responses to the 2013 survey represent a 24% increase over the 631 responses gathered in 2012—and a 104% increase over the 383 responses to the 2011 survey.
Survey compares US and international responses
The 2013 PAT Survey gathered 227 international responses—more than twice the 100 required to show a statistically significant comparison of US members’ responses with those of ASRS members around the world.
PAT Survey reaches out to retina societies worldwide
This year, for the first time, ASRS invited 5 overseas retina societies to have their members participate in the survey:
- The Arab African Society of Retina Specialists
- The Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society
- The British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
- The Pan-American Retina and Vitreous Society
- The Vitreo-Retinal Society of India
Please note: Survey results for these 5 overseas societies are not included in the ASRS PAT Survey data, except for responses from ASRS members who are also members of 1 or more of the 5 overseas societies.
A PAT Survey supplement to the winter Retina Times will include the 2013 survey results, multiyear trending data, and an expert roundtable discussion.