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Am Fam Physician. 2003;68(9):1691

Our recent travels to the 2003 AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly in New Orleans gave us an opportunity to talk to many of our readers. As I mentioned in a previous column, we spent some time talking to readers at the publications division booth on the exhibit hall floor and administered a short written survey. Other readers participated in focus groups and tested new versions of the AFP Web site. We came away with some useful information, and we will be basing improvements on this input. In recent weeks, readers who use AFP online have been asked to answer a survey. This feedback will help us tailor enhancements in the AFP Web site that will unroll in the early part of next year.

Those of you who were unable to attend this year's assembly are invited to offer your input as well. Please take a minute to answer the following survey and mail or fax your results to me (11400 Tomahawk Cr. Pkwy., Leawood, KS 66211–2672; fax: 913–906–6080).

1. Which AFP features do you read regularly? (Check all that apply):

  • Clinical Articles

  • Table of Contents

  • Inside AFP

  • Newsletter

  • Clinical Quiz

  • Letters to the Editor

  • Quantum Sufficit

  • Graham Center One-Pager

  • Editorials

  • CME Calendar

  • Diary from a Week in Practice

  • Clinical Evidence Concise

  • Putting Prevention into Practice

  • USPSTF: Recommendations and Rationale

  • Cochrane for Clinicians

  • Photo Quiz

  • POEMs

  • Tips from Other Journals

  • Point-of-Care Guides

  • Practice Guidelines

  • Medicine and Society

  • Clinical Briefs

  • Patient Information Collections

2. How would you compare Tips and POEMs?

  • Prefer Tips over POEMs

  • Prefer POEMs over Tips

  • Like both formats equally

  • Don't like either format

3. What is the reason for your answer to question 2?



4. How often do you use the levels of evidence ratings in AFP articles when deciding on patient treatment (see page 1692)?

  • Never

  • Rarely

  • Sometimes

  • Often

5. Which of the following AFP-related products would you like?

  • Booklet of patient information handouts

  • AFP articles on audiotape or CD for commuters

  • Algorithms on PDA

  • Booklet of patient encounter forms

  • Online board study guide organized by topic

6. What other products or services related to AFP would you like?



7. If you have visited AFP online, what did you think of it (applicability, ease of use, appearance, etc.)?



8. What would you do to improve AFP's Web site?



9. What else can we do to improve AFP, either in print or online?



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