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Study Report

Study Number: QG-043-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Business leaders' views on American health care, 1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Cantor, Joel C.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6032

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: All data files and "readme" files for each of the studies on this CD-ROM are provided as ASCII text files, and all codebooks and files with supplementary documentation are supplied in PDF. For some studies on this CD-ROM, data files are provided in portable SAS or SPSS files as well as in ASCII format. Additionally, some data files are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements

Access Status: Access limited to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; documentation is provided in a combination of ASCII text and PDF files . The CD-ROM includes Adobe Acrobat Reader software which can be used to view, search, and print the PDF files.

Abstract: This survey interviewed business leaders from Fortune 500 companies (chief executive officers, presidents, and chairmen of the board) on health care issues. Its purpose was to assess their views on the need for change in the health care system, the directions that such changes should take, and the role that business should play in the health care system. In addition, respondents were asked if their companies self-insured for insurance benefits or purchased coverage from a health insurance company, if there was an executive-level effort at their companies to decide where they stood on national health policy issues, and if they believed their companies would be able to bring their health costs under control over the next year or two. For each company, the data include information on the number of employees, the percentage of total payroll used for health care benefits, the percentage of sales in health-related business, and the company type (financial services and insurance, sales and diversified services, utilities and transportation, durable goods, nondurable goods, and forestry/mining/petroleum).

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