Clinical, Geriatric and Geronto-Psychiatric Institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Deutsches Zentrum fuer Altersfragen, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Social welfare systems/structures
  • Abstract

    Quantitative recording of equipment of clinical sources of day-to-day needs for older people in the Federal Republic. Topics: intended purpose and provider of hospital; year of construction; number of beds and current occupancy ratio; nursing care fees; diagnostic equipment; number and size of specialist departments; rooms available for patients in form of therapy rooms, yards, cafeteria as well as shopping opportunities; aggregate characteristics of patients, such as e.g. age structure, accute and chronic sick, bed-ridden as well as private patients; semi-stationary facilities such as day or night clinc; information on personnel; planned changes or additions to hospital furnishings.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
a) specialist hospitals for geriatrics and the chronic sick b) general hospitals with specialist departments for geriatrics and c) specialist hospitals for psychiatry. The determination of institutions belonging to the sampled population took place through a survey of 346 possible hospitals, from which those institutions meeting the definition were selected through pre-evaluation of questionnaires.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 138
    Number of Variables: 162
In the survey three different questionnaires were used presenting minor modifications of a basic pattern. The information provided in the survey refers to the survey time of June 1977. The survey itself, however, took place later.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1237 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Clemens, Wolfgang: Analyse klinischer, geriatrischer und gerontopsychiatrischer Einrichtungen in der Bundesrepublik. Berlin: Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22