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The Resource National Studies of Physicians from Twenty-four Medical and Surgical Specialties, 1976-1978

National Studies of Physicians from Twenty-four Medical and Surgical Specialties, 1976-1978

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National Studies of Physicians from Twenty-four Medical and Surgical Specialties, 1976-1978
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National Studies of Physicians from Twenty-four Medical and Surgical Specialties, 1976-1978
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This study was conducted in order to gather detailed specialty-specific data for most of the physician population of the United States. Each member of sample groups of physicians in each of 24 specialty areas completed numerically coded "log diaries" (self-enumerated questionnaires) over the course of one week during the survey data gathering period of 1976-1978. With the information obtained from the log diaries, three data files containing detailed information on the activities of the physicians surveyed and on the characteristics of their practices were prepared for each of the 24 specialty areas: allergy, cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general practice, general surgery, hematology, infectious diseases, internal medicine, nephrology, neurological surgery, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonary diseases, and rheumatology. As a result, there are 71 discrete datafiles in this dataset (emergency medicine has only two files). Parts 1-24 contain detailed information about each physician's medical or surgical practice, e.g., specialty, major professional activity, board certifications, type of practice, physician's opinion concerning distribution of specialties in the community, number of hours per week worked and in what capacity, and type of employees in physician's practice and number of hours worked. Parts 28-48 contain data on each patient the physician saw in person during the week in which he or she kept the log diary. Parts 49-71 hold the data derived from each encounter the physician had via telephone with a patient during the same period. The data in the latter two groups of files contain patient age, sex, problem focus, role, source, and diagnoses
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  • University of Southern California. School of Medicine. Division of Research in Medical Education
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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National Studies of Physicians from Twenty-four Medical and Surgical Specialties, 1976-1978
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  • 1976--1978
  • 7782
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ICPSR07782.v1
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National Studies of Physicians from Twenty-four Medical and Surgical Specialties, 1976-1978
Publication
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  • 1976--1978
  • 7782
Control code
ICPSR07782.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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