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The purpose of this study was: to collect data describing the main features of general practice - family, personal, domiciliary and front-line care, to obtain information about the role of the general practitioner as seen by both patients and doctors. There are ten datasets making up this study: main patients ,GPs, depression, GP consultation, out patients, children, mothers, old people, failure schedules, no national health service doctor.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Main Patients, General Practitioners, Depression, GP. Consultation, Out-Patients, Children, Mothers, Old People, Failure Schedules.

Age, sex, marital status, occupation, school-leaving age, further education, length of residence in area, telephone ownership, attitudinal/behavioural questions.

England and Wales, attitudes, choice, diseases, doctor-patient relationship, educational background, employment, gender, health advice, health consultations, health services, home visits, hospital services, households, interpersonal relations, medical care, medical examinations, medical partnerships, medical specialists, occupational status, personality, physicians, satisfaction, sick certificates, smoking, social status, socio-economic status, telephones, transport
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Primary care
Disease Area
Data collecting organization (s)
Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

Sample size ranges from 228 - 1397 cases.

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Cartwright A. Patients and their doctors. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967