Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Survey Organization: Harris Interactive, Inc. and country contractors. The Commonwealth Fund provided core support for the study and partnered with the Health Foundation (U.K.), Australian Commission of Safety/Quality, Health Council of Canda, Ontario Quality Council, and Quebec Health Commission for expanded samples. Other countries were funded by: German Institute for Quality and Efficiency, Haute Authorité de Santé and Caisse Nationale d'Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés, Italian Association of Primary Care Doctors (FIMMG), Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and Scientific Institute of Quality of Health Care Radboud University, Norwegian Knowledge Center, and the Swedish Ministry of Health.
Sample: Primary care doctors
Sample size: The final study includes 1,016 primary care doctors in Australia, 1,401 in Canada, 502 in France, 715 in Germany, 844 in Italy, 614 in Netherlands, 500 in New Zealand, 774 in Norway, 1,450 in Sweden, 1,062 in the U.K., and 1,442 in the U.S.
Interview Method: A combination of mail, phone and internet (the method varied by country)