One recent poll explored what people do when they take a vacation.
We all know how important it is to take time off from work for any number of reasons. Of those who responded to the question, “When you take a vacation from work, what do you do with your time?” 69 percent said they rest and relax. Nineteen percent work anyway while on vacation (tsk-tsk); seven percent of responders side they take on a side project, and five percent said they upskill when they’re off work.
On Twitter, two-thirds of our followers said they rest and relax. The rest said they work anyway.
Our latest poll focused on the LLPR, which according to the results, not that many in O&P are familiar with. In our December issue of The O&P EDGE we will feature an article on the LLPR, the database funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense to gather O&P data. The LLPR is asking O&P clinical practices and hospitals to submit confidential clinical data, which will be aggregated, de-identified, and organized into a useful database. Submissions, however, have been on the lighter side.
Our question: “Are you planning to submit your data to help grow the registry?” Of those who responded 54 percent said they were learning about the LLPR for the first time when taking our poll; 31 percent of responders said they are not planning to submit their data; 15 percent said they’ve already submitted their data.
One follower asked when the deadline was. According to the article, there’s no given deadline, only that there remains 15 months on a contract with the National Institute of Health. There will be a determination about the LLPR once that contract expires.
On Twitter, 100 percent of those responding said our poll was the first time they were hearing about the LLPR. If you want to know more about the LLPR, don’t forget to check out the article, “It’s Crunch Time for the O&P Registry,” in the December issue.
Since this is Thanksgiving week, our current poll explores what else, but Thanksgiving! Our question is “What are you most thankful for?”
Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.