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Study Report

Study Number: QH-010-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1970

Subject Area: Organizational Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Decision-related research on the organization of service delivery systems in metropolitan areas: public health.  [machine-readable data file] / O'Donoghue, Patrick  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7374

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

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

Abstract: For the project which investigated the delivery of public health services, the research design focused on public health facilities and services in the universe of 200 SMSAs plus Minneapolis and St. Paul. The basic data collection effort involved the use of public data sources as well as proprietary data from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities (CPHA). Because of considerations of proprietary data and for the preservation of confidentiality, all analyses were performed at the SMSA level. There are no disaggregated units of analysis available for this study equivalent to the administrative jurisdiction, individual hospital, or other facility as there were in the other three research projects conducted in conjunction with this one. Variables describe the characteristics of available professionals and facilities, regulatory factors describing the impact of federal and state programs available in the area, and financing factors, including the coverage of state Medicaid programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Medicare programs. Situational variables were used to describe the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population served in each SMSA.

SUBJECT TERMS: public health. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. United States.

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