Canadian Medical Association

Participating in the CMA Member Voice e-Panel gives you the chance to share your views on a variety of health policy and professional issues. The feedback collected through these online surveys provides a quick snapshot of where the profession stands — and helps inform our policy and advocacy.

Here’s how it works: 
Four to six times a year, we’ll send you an email asking you to participate in an online survey. Each survey takes fewer than 15 minutes to complete. Your input is used in aggregate (anonymously) and all communication follows the CMA Corporate Privacy Policy.

Recent survey results

Feedback from our members has a real impact on our work. Here’s some of we what we’ve heard in our recent e-Panel surveys — and what we plan to do with the findings.

National licensure

Within the current licensing system, physicians' ability to practice in other provinces, fill locum positions, and provide virtual care to patients is limited. This e-Panel survey asked physicians about these challenges and their views on a national medical licensure to practice across Canada.

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Pharmacare

With pharmacare back on the national agenda, we surveyed e-Panel members to learn more about their experiences prescribing medication to patients and to gather perspectives on what a Canadian pharmacare program should look like.

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Supporting communities of interest

Physicians are coming together to address system, patient or professional issues through informal and formal communities of interest. This e-Panel survey sought to better understand what physicians are working on in these groups, the successes they’ve had and the barriers they face.

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Third-party forms

The number of forms physicians are asked to fill for patients can add up to a significant administrative burden. This e-Panel survey asked physicians about the common third-party forms they encounter and their concerns, including the length of time it takes to complete them.

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Choosing Wisely Canada

The Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign helps clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. This e-Panel survey provided a snapshot of physicians’ awareness of the campaign and how they use CWC resources.

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Marijuana

As the federal government prepared legislation to legalize marijuana, we asked physicians for their thoughts on distribution, consumption and regulation — and the supports required by frontline practitioners.

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Other survey results

Professionalism (September 2015)
Post-approval surveillance of drugs and medical devices (March 2015)
Seniors care (February 2015)
Opioids (May 2014)