Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-071-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1998

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Community tracking study household survey, 1998-1999, and followback survey, 1998-2000.  [machine-readable data file] / Center for Studying Health System Change  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 3199

Date Accessioned: 9/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the files are stored under directory, HHOLD_98 on ICPSR CD0038 (DP7333). Reports based on the data from this study can be found under directory /PUBS/C_REP_98 on the same CD. Users are advised to download the data directly from ICPSR. For more information about Center for Studying Health System Change, please visit its web site. To use the restricted version of this study, read this Restricted Data Use Agreement first.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/2004

Documentation: Codebook and user's guides in PDF format, SAS and SPSS statement files, data map in raw ASCII text format and community reports, 1998-1999 in PDF format.

Abstract: This collection comprises the second round of the Community Tracking Study (CTS) Household Survey and the second round of the CTS Followback Survey. The CTS, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a national study designed to track changes in the health care system and their effects on care delivery and individuals. Fifty-one metropolitan areas and nine nonmetropolitan areas were randomly selected to form the core of the CTS and to be representative of the nation as a whole. As in the first round of the Household Survey (COMMUNITY TRACKING STUDY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, 1996-1997, AND FOLLOWBACK SURVEY, 1997-1998: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 2524)), the second round of the Household Survey was administered to households in the 60 CTS sites and to a supplemental national sample of households. Respondents provided information about household composition and demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, use of health services, unmet health care needs, out-of-pocket expenses for health care, usual source of care, patient trust and satisfaction, last visit to a medical provider, health status and presence of chronic health conditions, risk behaviors and smoking, and employment, earnings, and income. The purpose of the Followback Survey was to obtain detailed information on private health insurance coverage reported in the Household Survey. In the 60 CTS sites, it was administered to employers of Household Survey respondents and to health plans and other organizations that offered or administered the respondents' comprehensive private health insurance policies. Information on private health insurance policies collected by the Followback Survey includes product type, gatekeeping, consumer cost sharing, provider payment methods, and coverage of mental health and/or substance abuse services.

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