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Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-034-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: data from the household survey, health insurance plans survey and survey of American Indians and Alaska natives, and institutional population component [research file 40R].  [machine-readable data file] / U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6868

Date Accessioned: 9/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 13

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release PCD97002 (DPLS Media 7181). See the media record for detailed information on the format of this CD-ROM.

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

Date Ordered: 9/1/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. Research File 40R includes data from several components of the NMES. These data were previously scheduled for release as NMES Research Files 27R, 33R, 38R, and 39R and have now been consolidated into a single collection, File 40R. Eight data files are contained in this collection. Parts 1-3 provide residence history and hospital inpatient stay data from the Institutional Population Component (IPC) (previously scheduled for release as NMES Research File 27R). Parts 4-5 cover all health insurance plans offered by potential employment-related sources (i.e., held plans and optional plans) from the Health Insurance Plans Survey (HIPS) (previously scheduled for release as NMES Research File 33R). Part 4 also includes update information on health insurance premium amounts for all policyholders of insurance from employment-related sources (previously scheduled for release as NMES Public Use Tape 15U, these data replace the premium variables originally released on NMES Public Use Tape 15, NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: POLICYHOLDERS OF PRIVATE INSURANCE: PREMIUMS, PAYMENT SOURCES, AND TYPES AND SOURCE OF COVERAGE [PUBLIC USE TAPE 15] [ICPSR 9901]). Parts 6-7 consist of summarized benefits data and actuarial values from the HIPS for linked policyholders and dependents (previously scheduled for release as NMES Research File 38R). Part 8 contains death certificate data for persons in the NMES Household Survey (HS), the IPC, and the NMES Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives Component (SAIAN) (previously scheduled for release as NMES Research File 39R).

The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. The first set of surveys, the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY (NMCES), was carried out in 1977 by the National Center for Health Services Research (now called the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research). In 1980 the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE UTILIZATION AND EXPENDITURE SURVEY, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Health Care Financing Administration, significantly extended the series. The 1987 NMES, conducted by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, gathered still more detailed information on health expenditures through the use of several component surveys. The first is a Household Survey based on a national probability sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The second component of the 1987 NMES, the Institutional Population Component, is a survey of nursing/personal care homes and facilities for the mentally retarded and residents admitted to those facilities. The third component is the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN), which sampled American Indians and Alaska Natives, living on or near federal reservations, who were eligible to receive care from the Indian Health Service. Data from the interview rounds and special topic surveys are released as separate public use tape collections. Records in the NMES Household, Institutional, and SAIAN components can be linked with records in other surveys from the same component.

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