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Study Report

Study Number: QG-032-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Practice patterns of young physicians, 1987.  [machine-readable data file] / American Medical Association. Education and Research Foundation  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9277

Date Accessioned: 11/18/1994

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: Ordered for Don Libby; received via FTP: file stats appear normal.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/18/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy plus machine-readable version.3/95 Hard copy codebook is missing.

Abstract: This two-part data collection consists of the responses of physicians to surveys concerning current practice patterns. Part 1, the Young Physicians Survey, supplies data on several major topic areas including respondent's perceptions of the future of medicine, current practice arrangements, career choice, family background, patient care activities, and current income and expenses. Within these broad topic headings, respondents were queried about their views on the malpractice situation, the number and type of current practices, and whether they had faculty appointments at medical schools. Respondents were asked to classify their employment arrangements as solo or group practice, HMO, hospital, medical school, a university or college, or state, local, or federal government. In addition, physicians were asked about the relationship of their various practices to underserved or other vulnerable groups such as Medicaid, Medicare, black, Hispanic, uninsured, and disabled patients. Questions concerning standard office fees, fees charged for specific procedures, patient loads, and practice satisfaction also were asked in the survey. The number of hours the respondent spent with patients in a variety of settings such as the office, emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, and operating, labor, or delivery rooms were obtained by the survey as well. Personal and demographic characteristics such as marital status, race, year of birth, number and ages of children, and parents' education and incomes were gathered for each doctor. Part 2 of this data collection, the Socioeconomic Monitoring System Study, is a biannual survey of nonfederal physicians conducted by the American Medical Association. This survey collects data on areas such as income, expenses, hours worked, employment status, patient visits, and performance of various procedures and associated fees. This file is provided for those who might wish to do comparative analysis of young, prime, and senior physicians.

SOURCE: personal interviews and administrative records

UNIVERSE: Population of all physicians less than 40 years of age who had been out of their residencies for at least one year but less than six complete years.

SAMPLE: A simple random sample of 9,260 physicians in addition to a minority oversample of 1,821 black and Hispanic physicians.


RESTRICTIONS: In order to preserve respondent confidentiality, certain identifying variables will be restricted from general dissemination. Aggregations of this information for statistical purposes that preserve the confidentiality of individual respondents can be obtained from ICPSR in accordance with existing servicing policies.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: April 9-November 21, 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: April 9-November 21, 1987

FUNDING AGENCY: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



Olson, Lorayn. ''Influences on Employment Decisions on Priorities of Young Physicians'' in Levy and Lopata (eds.), CURRENT RESEARCH ON OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, Inc., forthcoming. Wilke, Richard J., William D. Marder, Philip R. Kletke, John D. Loft, and Mary Lou S. White. ''Early Professional Development.'' Submitted for publication to the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Wilke, Richard J. ''Measuring Physician Satisfaction'' (Project Report). Chicago: American Medical Association, 1989.

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