Survey of Oncology Practice Operations


The Survey of Oncology Practice Operations (SOPO) is an important annual survey of business and operational issues in oncology practices. This survey captures the current state of oncology management practices and is an important tool to help practices navigate the evolving cancer delivery system.

The survey covers a variety of topics related to practice management, including

  • Revenue and expenses
  • Productivity measures such as work relative value units and visit counts
  • Pharmacy issues
  • Staffing levels and compensation

The business and operations data reported in the survey is used to develop meaningful benchmarks for practices to better understand their performance and improve operations.   

Oncology practices in all practice settings — physician-owned, hospital-based and academic — are encouraged to participate in the survey.  Survey respondents with validated data sets will receive a full report of the results to use for practice assessment and improvement.  All survey results are presented as aggregated data; individual practice data is protected and never shared. 

The 2018 Survey of Oncology Practice Operations launches on January 30 and will be open through February 23, 2018.  For more information about participating in the 2018 survey, email us.