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Am J Public Health. 1989 May; 79(5): 638–639.
PMCID: PMC1349512

Increasing response rates in physicians' mail surveys: an experimental study.


It is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain high response rates in physicians' mail surveys. In 1983-84, we tested the effectiveness of two techniques among 604 Quebec physicians who had not responded to an initial letter. A handwritten thank you note at the bottom of the letter accompanying the questionnaire and a more personalized mailout package increased response rates by 40.7 per cent and 53.1 per cent, respectively, compared to control groups.

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