National Study of Internal Medicine, Physician Practice Study, Phase III, 1981 (ICPSR 8301)

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Mary Kay Schleiter; Alvin R. Tarlov

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08301.v1

Version V1

This data collection contains information on the practices of young internists in order to understand the determinants of different practice styles, especially the relationship between training and practice, and to compare the practices of four groups of physicians: (1) general internists with traditional residencies, (2) general internists who received their residency training in special primary care tracks, (3) family physicians, and (4) subspecialty internists. The study queried a national sample of residents and fellows who were in training during 1976-1977 about their current positions, activities, patients, physician-patient relationships, family backgrounds, and educational training histories. Patients of these doctors were also surveyed. Demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, educational level, work status, marital status, and income, were recorded for the patient respondents. Background information on physicians includes family, educational history, and income.

Schleiter, Mary Kay, and Tarlov, Alvin R. National Study of Internal Medicine, Physician Practice Study, Phase III, 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08301.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRS: 232-80-0032), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ: 5970)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Stratified national sample of 691 physicians screened from approximately 1,600.

General internists with traditional residencies, general internists who received their residency training in special primary care tracks, family physicians, and subspecialty internists in the United States in 1976-1977.

Locator-Screener data: telephone interviews. All other data: mailback questionnaires

survey data

1985-05-24

2006-01-12

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Schleiter, Mary Kay, and Alvin R. Tarlov. National Study of Internal Medicine, Physician Practice Study, Phase III, 1981. ICPSR08301-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08301.v1

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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