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Study Report

Study Number: QG-007-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1975

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of access to medical care, 1975-1976.  [machine-readable data file] / Aday, Lu Ann  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7730

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy; machine-readable dictionary.

Abstract: This study was conducted by the Center for Health Administration Studies at the University of Chicago. It was sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Center for Health Services Research, with the field work done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The main research objective was to analyze the access by Americans to the health care system and to assess their experiences with care received and the problems they encountered in obtaining care. Questions were asked concerning the respondent's physician, office visits, patient symptoms and reaction to those symptoms, whose advice the respondent took, reasons for not seeking care, satisfaction with care received, financial problems, hospital stays, reasons for last physical exam, dental care or reasons for not seeking it, and finally, questions concerning the respondent's background and household and his/her opinions on personal and medical-care issues. This collection is divided into three files. File 1, in which the patient assessed his/her experiences with medical care, is the 857-variable Main Questionnaire. File 2 is the 43-variable Physician Supplement and File 3 is the Hospital/Extended Care Supplement with 32 variables. Both of the latter files contain questions asked of patients experiencing episodes of illness. The entire non-institutionalized population of the United States was sampled, with the total sample numbering 7,787 respondents.

SUBJECT TERMS: health. hospitals. issues. physicians. public health. United States.

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