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Study Report

Study Number: QG-066-002-1-1-United States-AHCPR-1996

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Medical expenditure panel survey, nursing home component: 1996 panel round 1 sampled facility and person characteristics.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and research (AHCPR)  [principal investigator(s)] / Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 2/12/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This CD-ROM is a gift from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). For current information, please visit MEPS Website.

Access Status: Access restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 12/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable, SAS statements file. The codebook and survey instruments are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Several readme files are printed.

Abstract: The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a nationally representative survey of health care use, expenditures, sources of payment, and insurance coverage for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population, as well as a national survey of nursing homes and their residents. MEPS is co-sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This survey is designed to yield comprehensive data that estimate the level and distribution of health care use and expenditures, monitor the dynamics of the health care delivery and insurance systems, and assess health care policy implications. MEPS is the third in a series of national probability surveys conducted by AHCPR on the financing and utilization of medical care in the United States. The National Medical Care Expenditure Survey (NMCES, also known as NMES-1) was conducted in 1977, the National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES-2) in 1987. Beginning in 1996, the MEPS continues this series with design enhancements and efficiencies that provide a more current data resource than in previous surveys. MEPS comprises four component surveys: the Household Component (HC), the Medical Provider Component (MPC), the Insurance Component (IC), and the Nursing Home Component (NHC). The HC serves as the core survey from which the MPC sample and part of the IC sample are based. Data are collected through a combination of computer-assisted in-person interviews, telephone interviews, and mailed surveys. The MEPS HC collects medical expenditure data continuously at both the person and household levels through an overlapping panel design. Data collected include demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, use of medical care services, charges and payments, access to care, satisfaction with care, health insurance coverage, income, and employment. The MEPS MPC contacts those medical providers identified by MEPS household respondents to supplement and validate information on medical care events reported. The MEPS IC collects data on health insurance plans obtained through employers, unions, or other private health insurance sources. The 1996 MEPS NHC surveys the characteristics, health care use, and expenditures of nursing home residents and the characteristics of nursing home facilities.

Media/File Reports:

7200 (CD-ROM)
7386 (CD-Rom)
7387 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)