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Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaupen-Haas, Heidrun (Institut für Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Mittelstandsforschung, Soziologische Abteilung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • In-job training
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    The survey has three main focus areas: 1. The economic and social situation of doctors in Freiburg. 2. The structure of the relationships between medical colleagues and the relationship between doctor and patient. 3. Professional further education of doctors and their acceptance of innovations. Topics: Educational history; number of colleagues: relationship of respondent to patients and to health insurance companies; attitude to a joint practice; time worked each week; time spent on administrative duties and rough division of time budget; judgement on various professional activities; employment of external consultants; number of patients treated daily; information on the structure of patients according to membership in health insurance schemes, fluctuation, proportion of trivial cases as well as somatic and psychological illnesses; attitude to self-medication and influence of patients on treatment; acceptance of new medications; number of prescriptions of birth control pills; judgement on cooperation and communication with medical colleagues; reading of technical journals; use of opportunities for further education and participation in technical conferences; attitude to psychotherapy; professional image and prestige; general judgement on medical competence of colleagues; job satisfaction; membership in professional organizations, academic societies and associations as well as judgement on the activities of these organizations; professional political offices; personal publications in technical journals; attitude to the patient´s right to a second opinion on diagnoses; attitude to unjustified reporting of patients as sick; social origins; annual turnover and value of practice equipment; type of car used. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; regional origins. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; effects of the presence of other persons during the interview; interviewer identification; length of interview; number of interruptions. Also encoded were: number of telephone calls required to arrange interview; reasons for non-completion; title and position; recognition of respondent as specialist; field of specialization; number of patients referred; number of patients in local {AOK} and alternate {Ersatzkasse} health programs; joint practice. The latter information was obtained from records of the General Medical Council.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1964-11 / 1964-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Freiburg im Breisgau (DE-BW-FBG)
    Freiburg and vicinity
Sampled Universe
General practitioners registered with the General Medical Council in Freiburg.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire and file analysis.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 322
The 321 cases mentioned in the data set are composed of 223 interviews conducted and 98 cases where data on reasons for non-completion and background variables are recorded.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0419 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kaupen-Haas, Heidrun: Die Stellung des praktischen Arztes in der lokalen Ärzteschaft. In: Kaupen-Haas, Heidrun (Hrsg.): Soziologische Probleme medizinischer Berufe. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1968, S. 163 - 170. (Abhandlungen zur Mittelstandforschung).
  • Kaupen-Haas, Heidrun: Stabilität und Wandel ärztlicher Autorität: Eine Anwendung soziologischer Theorie auf Aspekte der Arzt-Patient-Beziehung. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke 1969.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Kaupen-Haas, Heidrun (1964): Ärzte. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.