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Study Report

Study Number: QG-049-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Investigating the extent and condition of reproductive health services coverage in private-sector insurance, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / Gold, Rachel Benson  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6564

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 14

Comments: This CD-ROM [ICPSR PCD96003] contains recently released new data collections from the ICPSR. Beginning in 1996, ICPSR started periodic production and distribution to Official Representatives of CD-ROMs containing copies of data collections that have been recently acquired and released. Collections, or parts thereof, that are either too large or problematic for the CD-ROM media may not be included. Each collection included on this CD-ROM resides in its own subdirectory. In addition to the collection subdirectories, there are two other subdirectories used to organize information files on this and other Periodic Release CD-ROMs: \INFO and \INDEXES.

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

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; typically includes codebook and/or SAS, SPSS data definition statments.

Abstract: This survey queried commercial health insurance companies, Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans (BC/BS), and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) about their coverage of reproductive health care services. Data were collected on six types of employment-related health insurance policies, the first five of which were issued or administered by commercial insurance companies and BC/BS plans: insured indemnity plans written for groups with under 100 employees, insured indemnity plans written for groups with 100 or more employees, self-insured plans administered by a commercial company or BS/BC plan (administrative services only contracts), preferred provider organizations, point-of-service networks, and HMOs. Three major issues were addressed: whether specific reproductive care services were covered, whether the dependents of insured individuals were covered for all services included in the plan, and whether the plans had provisions for patients to obtain confidential care. Reproductive services investigated by the survey include routine gynecological care, maternity care, reversible contraception, contraceptive sterilization, induced abortion, and infertility treatment

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