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Table 1 Choices of charitable or volunteer activities (N = 601)

From: The Physicians’ Giving Back Survey: Keeping up with American generosity

  Percent of respondents
Pro-bono medical teaching 54 %
There is a system in my practice to accommodate those who have limited ability to pay. 39 %
Pro-bono direct medical services provided in local and domestic clinics or outreaches 38 %
Giving money or donations in kind to charitable organizations 37 %
Pro-bono direct medical services in developing countries 32 %
Giving time devoted to the organized activities of patient support organizations 26 %
I am not yet in a position to participate in any volunteer activity or giving. 13 %
No such activities so far since I have been in medical practice 2 %
Sub-types of pro-bono teaching activities ( N  = 601) Percent of respondents
Teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, nurses or ancillary service personnel 53 %
- Office/outpatient setting.  
Teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, nurses or ancillary service personnel 55 %
- Hospital/inpatient setting.  
Health-related teaching to civic organizations or general public 40 %
Health-related teaching to public or private schools 28 %
No pro-bono teaching activities 8.32
Sub-types of domestic pro-bono direct medical services ( N  = 601) Percent of respondents
Other domestic pro-bono medical services 31 %
No pro-bono direct medical services 28 %
Unpaid screening physicals, team or group doctor for schools or organizations 23 %
Local free/sliding scale clinic after usual practice hours 17 %
Domestic short-term mission work for which I must schedule time away from my practice 9 %
Local/domestic disaster response wherein I provide free medical services 9 %