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Study Report

Study Number: QG-071-004-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1996

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Community tracking study physician survey, 1996-1997.  [machine-readable data file] / Center for Studying Health System Change  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 2597

Date Accessioned: 9/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the files are stored under directory, PHYS_96 on ICPSR CD0038 (DP7333). Reports based on the data from this study can be found under directory /PUBS/C_REP_96 on the same CD. Users are advised to download the data directly from ICPSR. For more information about Center for Studying Health System Change, please visit its web site. To use the restricted version of this study, read this Restricted Data Use Agreement first.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/2004

Documentation: Codebook and user's guides in PDF format, SAS and SPSS statement files, data map in raw ASCII text format and community reports, 1996-1997 in PDF format.

Abstract: This survey is one component of the Community Tracking Study (CTS), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The CTS is a national study designed to track changes in the health care system and the effects of the changes on care delivery and on individuals. Central to the design of the CTS is its community focus. Sixty sites (51 metropolitan areas and 9 nonmetropolitan areas) were randomly selected to form the core of the CTS and to be representative of the nation as a whole. The Physician Survey was administered to physicians in the 60 CTS sites and to a supplemental national sample of physicians. Information gathered by the survey instrument includes physician supply and specialty distribution, practice arrangements and physician ownership of practices, sources of practice revenue, level and determinants of physician compensation, effects of care management strategies, and physicians' allocation of time, provision of charity care, career satisfaction, and perceptions of their ability to deliver care. For primary care physicians, the survey instrument also provided vignettes of various clinical presentations for which there was no prescribed method of treatment. These physicians were asked to indicate the percentage of patients for whom they would recommend the course of action specified in each particular vignette. Part 3, the Site and County Crosswalk Data File, describes which counties constitute each site. Part 4, the Physician Survey Summary File, contains site-level averages and percentages and standard errors of these estimates for selected attributes, e.g., the percentage of physicians who were foreign medical school graduates, average age of physicians, average percentage of patient care practice revenue from Medicaid, etc.

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