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Name
Label/Question
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PH5:Physician id number, masked

Description: Unique identifier for each physician.

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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AMA:Birth year

Description: Year of birth. This information was obtained from the American Medical Association (AMA). For confidentiality reasons, this is a categorical variable which groups years together into approximate 5 year intervals. Years before ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:AMA:Sex,1-Male,2-Female

Description: Gender. This information was obtained from the American Medical Association (AMA).

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:1.Overall Career satisfaction

Thinking very generally about your satisfaction with your overall career in medicine, would you say that you are currently very dissatisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, somewhat satisfied, or very satisfied?... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:2.Year began practicing medicine

In what year did you begin medical practice after completing your undergraduate and graduate medical training? Description: Year physician started practicing medicine. For confidentiality reasons, this is a categorical variable which group... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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HP5:CV:Primary care physician

Description: A flag that indicates the physician spends most of his/her patient care time in a primary care specialty.

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:7-cat speciality

Description: Categorizes physician into one of seven specialty groups.

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:4.Board-certified in prim specialty?

Are you board-certified in your primary specialty?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV: Practice type, edited

Description: Physician's practice type is categorized into one of six classifications.

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:6.Ownershp status in main practice

This question is about your main practice, that is, the business or organization that compensates you. In your main practice, are you a full owner, a part owner (e.g., with one or more other physicians), an employee with no ownership, or a... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:6a.Ownership interest, Oth physician

If you are a part owner or employee, do any of the following have an ownership interest in your main practice? Check all that apply: Other physician(s) in the practice. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:Othr ownership is solely hosp and/or med schl

Description: This variable indicates that only a hospital, a medical school, or a hospital and a medical school have an ownership interest in your main practice. This variable was constructed from question 6a. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:6a.Other ownership interest

Description: This variable indicates some ownership interest in your main practice, other than the physicians in the practice, and HMSOWNX=0. This variable was constructed from question ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:7a.Number of physicians at practice

Description: This variable indicates number of physicians in your main practice. Top coded at

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:8.Overall financial incentives

On balance, do the overall personal financial incentives in your practice favor reducing services to individual patients, favor expanding services to individual patients, or favor neither? ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:9.Competitive situation of practice

Thinking about your practice specifically, how would you describe the competitive situation your practice faces?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:10.Weeks practicing medicine in 2006

Approximately how many weeks did you practice medicine in 2006? Description: This variable was bottom coded at 40.

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:edited Hrs last week, med-related actvty

During your LAST COMPLETE WEEK OF WORK, approximately how many hours did you spend in all medically-related activities? c. Total hours in medically-related activities Description: There are 226 cases that were missing in the raw data and e... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:12a.Number visits office & outpat clinic

During your LAST COMPLETE WEEK OF WORK, how many patient visits did you personally have in each of the following settings? Please count as one visit each time you saw a patient. Visits in the office and out-patient clinics. Description: Th... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:12b.Num visits on hospital rounds

During your LAST COMPLETE WEEK OF WORK, how many patient visits did you personally have in each of the following settings? Please count as one visit each time you saw a patient. Visits on hospital rounds. Description: This variable was top... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:12c.Number visits in nursing homes

During your LAST COMPLETE WEEK OF WORK, how many patient visits did you personally have in each of the following settings? Please count as one visit each time you saw a patient. Visits in nursing homes and patients' homes. Description: Thi... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:13a.Time spend e-mail patients

During a TYPICAL WORK DAY, how much time do you spend on each of the following activities? a. E-mail communications with patients and their families. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:13b.Time spend phone patients

During a TYPICAL WORK DAY, how much time do you spend on each of the following activities? b. Telephone conversations with patients and their families. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:13c.Time spend e-mail physicians

During a TYPICAL WORK DAY, how much time do you spend on each of the following activities? c. E-mail communications with physicians and other clinicians. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:13d.Time spend phone physicians

During a TYPICAL WORK DAY, how much time do you spend on each of the following activities? d. Telephone conversations with physicians and other clinicians. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:14a.Reimbursed: E-mail patients

Is your practice reimbursed by any health insurance plans for these activities? a. E-mail communications with patients and their families. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:14b.Reimbursed: Phone patients

Is your practice reimbursed by any health insurance plans for these activities? b. Telephone conversations with patients and their families. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:14c.Reimbursed: E-mail physicians

Is your practice reimbursed by any health insurance plans for these activities? c. E-mail communications with physicians and other clinicians. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:14d.Reimbursed: Phone physicians

Is your practice reimbursed by any health insurance plans for these activities? d. Telephone conversations with physicians and other clinicians. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:15.Hours last month provide charity care

During the LAST MONTH, how many hours, if any, did you spend providing charity care? By charity care, we mean that you charged either no fee or a reduced fee because of the financial need of the patient. Description: This variable was top ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:15a.Location provide charity care

Where do you typically provide charity care? Description: For confidentiality reasons, responses of In other clinic, Somewhere else, and Foreign were combined into one category called Other. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:16a.Pct patient-African American or Black

About what percentage of your patients belong to the following groups? a. African-American or Black. Description: This variable was top coded at 51. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:16b.Pct patient-Hispanic or Latino

About what percentage of your patients belong to the following groups? b. Hispanic or Latino. Description: This variable was top coded at 51. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:16c.Pct patient-Asian or Pacific Islander

About what percentage of your patients belong to the following groups? c. Asian or Pacific Islander. Description: This variable was top coded at 26. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:16e.Pct patient-Has chronic condition

About what percentage of your patients belong to the following groups? e. Has a chronic medical condition.

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:17.Pct patient-speak differnt languages

About what percentage of your patients do you have a hard time speaking with or understanding because you speak different languages? Description: The categorical variable was constructed from the continuous range of responses to the origin... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:18.Practice provd interpreter servce?

Does your practice provide interpreter services for any non-English languages?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:Summary variable - number of languages

Description: Constructed variable indicating the number of languages: No languages, 1, 2, 3+ languages, interpreter service, no patients who speak foreign languages. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:19.Attend educ improve minority patient hlth?

Have you ever attended any professional meetings, workshops, or Continuing Medical Education activities that discuss improving the health of minority patients (such as cultural competence training)? ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20aCP.IT avail get info on recmmnded guideline

Is Information Technology available in YOUR PRACTICE for obtaining information about treatment alternatives or recommended guidelines? ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20a_1CP.IT used get info on recmmnded guidelne

IF YES, How often do YOU PERSONALLY use the technology to obtain information about treatment alternatives or recommended guidelines? ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:IT avail/use get info on recmmnded guideline

Description: Constructed variable combining IT availability and frequency of use for obtaining information about treatment alternatives or recommended guidelines. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20bCP.IT avail get decision support

Is Information Technology available in YOUR PRACTICE for obtaining up-to-date decision support for diagnostic and treatment recommendations based on data about your patients and practice guidelines? ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20b_1CP.IT used get decision support

IF YES, How often do YOU PERSONALLY use the technology to obtain up-to-date decision support for diagnostic and treatment recommendations based on data about your patients and practice guidelines? ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:IT avail/use get decision support

Description: Constructed variable combining IT availability and frequency of use for obtaining up-to-date decision support for diagnostic and treatment recommendations based on data about your patients and practice guidelines. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20cCP.IT avail remind clincian on prev service

Is Information Technology available in YOUR PRACTICE for generating reminders for clinicians about preventive services?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20c_1CP.IT use remind clincian on prev service

IF YES, How often do YOU PERSONALLY use the technology to generate reminders for clinicians about preventive services?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:CV:IT avail/use remind clincian on prev service

Description: Constructed variable combining IT availability and frequency of use for generating reminders for clinicians about preventive services. ... (view details)

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20dCP.IT avail remind clincian on follow-up

Is Information Technology available in YOUR PRACTICE for generating reminders for clinicians about other needed patient follow-up?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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PH5:20d_1CP.IT used remind clnician on follow-up

IF YES, How often do YOU PERSONALLY use the technology to generate reminders for clinicians about other needed patient follow-up?

Taken from: Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008 [United States] - Public-Use Data.

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