Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-016-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: household survey, hospital stays data [public use tape 14.4].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9840

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume questionnaire and 1 volume codebook plus machine-readable data dictionary file SAS command file.

Abstract: The Household Survey is one of the three major components of the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES). (The other two components are the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives [SAIAN] and the Institutional Population Component.) Like its predecessors, the 1987 NMES 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 Household Survey was fielded over four rounds of personal and telephone interviews at four-month intervals. Baseline data on household composition, employment, and insurance characteristics were updated each quarter, and information on all uses of and expenditures for health care services and sources of payment was obtained. The data on Public Use Tape 14.4 provide information on hospital stays, the major reason reported by household respondents for admission and related conditions, length of stay, medical procedures performed, cost of services, and means of payment. These data were collected in the four rounds of interviews and in the NMES Medical Provider Survey, a survey designed to reduce the potential bias in medical expenditure estimates derived solely from data provided by household respondents. The data file contains one record per hospital stay for each eligible person in the Household Survey who reported at least one stay during 1987.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States.

SAMPLE: The Household Survey sample used a stratified multistage area probability design. Approximately 35,000 individuals in 14,000 households completed all rounds of data collection. Oversampled population subgroups include poor and low-income families, the elderly, the functionally impaired, Blacks, and Hispanics.

NOTE: The records in this data file can be linked with records from all other NMES Household Survey Public Use Tape data files.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionary + SAS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: January 1-December 31, 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1986-1988

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS/ FREQ.PI

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct