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Study Report

Study Number: QG-071-005-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1998

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Community tracking study physician survey, 1998-1999.  [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: 3267

Date Accessioned: 9/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the files are stored under directory, PHYS_98 on ICPSR CD0038 (DP7333). Reports based on the data from this study can be found under directory /PUBS/C_REP_98 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, 1998-1999 in PDF format.

Abstract: This study comprises the second round of the physician survey 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. As in the first round of the physician survey (COMMUNITY TRACKING STUDY PHYSICIAN SURVEY, 1996-1997: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 2597)), the second round was administered to physicians in the 60 CTS sites and to a supplemental national sample of physicians. The survey instrument collected information on physician supply and specialty distribution, practice arrangements and physician ownership of practices, physician time allocation, sources of practice revenue, level and determinants of physician compensation, provision of charity care, career satisfaction, physicians' perceptions of their ability to deliver care, views on effects of care management strategies, and various other aspects of physicians' practice of medicine. For primary care physicians (PCPs), the instrument also provided vignettes of clinical presentations for which there was no prescribed method of treatment. PCPs were asked to state 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, identifies the counties that constitute each site. Part 4, Physician Survey Summary File, contains site-level estimates and standard errors for selected physician characteristics, e.g., the percentage of physicians who were foreign medical school graduates, the mean age of physicians, and the mean percentage of patient care practice revenue from Medicaid.

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