Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-036-1-1-United States-AHCPR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: household survey and health insurance plans survey data.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: AHCPR98-DP02

Date Accessioned: 1/19/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This CD-ROM was received from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. It contains some of the NMES 1987 files for PC users. They are public release files: 9, 10, 13, 14.1 through 14.5, 15, 18, 29, 31R, 34R and 40R. The data are in ASCII format. Tthere are SAS statements files and codebook files on this CD to document these data files.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 12/19/1999

Documentation: Machine-readable document files on CD-ROM.

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. 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. This CD-ROM contains data from the Household Survey (HS) and Health Insurance Plans Survey (HIPS) components of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES). Data from the following NMES Public Use releases are included:

  • 9: Household Survey, Health Status Questionnaires and Access to Care Supplement Data
  • 10: Household Survey, Long-Term Care Supplement Data
  • 13: Household Survey, Population Characteristics and Utilization Data for 1987
  • 14.1: Household Survey, Prescribed Medicine Data, Calendar Year 1987
  • 14.2: Household Survey, Home Health Care and Medical Equipment Purchases and Rentals Data, Calendar Year 1987
  • 14.3: Household Survey, Dental Visit Data, Calendar Year 1987
  • 14.4: Household Survey, Hospital Stays Data, Calendar Year 1987
  • 14.5: Household Survey, Ambulatory Medical Visit Data, Calendar Year 1987
  • 15: Health Insurance Plans Survey, Policyholders of Private Health Insurance - Premiums, Payment Sources, and Type and Source of Coverage
  • 18: Household Survey, Expenditures, Sources of Payment, and Population Data for 1987
  • 29: Household Survey, Disability Days and Medical Conditions, Calendar Year 1987
  • 31R: Household Survey, Data from the Care-Giver and Care-Receiver Supplements
  • 34R: Household Survey, 1987 Jobs File and Link to Employment-Related Insurance Coverage
  • 40R: Data from the Household Survey, the Health Insurance Plans Survey, the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN), and the Institutional Population Component (IPC). This CD-ROM contains only these data from release 40R: Data on all health insurance plans offered by potential employment-related sources (i.e., held plans and optional plans), from the Health Insurance Plans Survey Summarized benefits data and actuarial values from the Health Insurance Plans Survey, for linked policyholders and dependents Death certificate data for persons in the Household Survey (and for persons in the IPC or SAIAN)

Media/File Reports:

7248 (CD-ROM)
7392 (CD-Rom)
7393 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)