ABSTRACT. Objectives. To describe the attitudes of pediatricians and other physicians practicing in a fee-forservice environment toward compensation for telephone encounters with patients.Design. Survey by mail. Participants. The 67 pediatric and 634 other private physicians and medical school faculty of Albany County, NY.Results. A total of 479 of all the physicians (68.3%) and 55 of the pediatricians (82.1%) returned the questionnaire. Of these, 69.9% of the total (95% confidence interval, 65.5% to 74.1%) a…
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