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Study Report

Study Number: QG-071-006-1-1-United States-ICPSR-2000

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Community tracking study physician survey, 2000-2001.  [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: 3820

Date Accessioned: 9/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the files are stored under directory, PHYS_00 on ICPSR CD0038 (DP7333). Reports based on the data from this study can be found under directory /PUBS/C_REP_00 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, 2000-2001 in PDF format.

Abstract: This study comprises the third round of the physician survey component of the Community Tracking Study (CTS). Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the CTS is a large-scale investigation of changes in the health care system and their effects on people. 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 two rounds of the physician survey (COMMUNITY TRACKING STUDY PHYSICIAN SURVEY, 1996-1997: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 2597) and COMMUNITY TRACKING STUDY PHYSICIAN SURVEY, 1998-1999: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 3267)), the third 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, effects of care management strategies, and various other aspects of physicians' practice of medicine. Part 3, the Site and County Crosswalk Data File, identifies the counties that constitute each CTS site. Part 4, Physician Survey Summary File, contains site-level estimates and standard errors for selected physician characteristics, e.g., the average age of physicians, the percentage of physicians who were either very or somewhat dissatisfied with their overall career in medicine, and the average percentage of patients with prescription coverage that included the use of a formulary.

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