Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-014-001-3-1-United States-USCOM-1940

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Area resource file (A.R.F.), 1940-1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Bureau of Health Professions. Health Resources and Services Administration.  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9075

Comments: Received from Don Libby. Abstract taken from ICPSR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: The Bureau of Health Professions Area Resource File is a county-based data file summarizing secondary data from a wide variety of sources into a single file to facilitate health analysis. The file contains over 6,000 data elements for all counties in the United States with the exception of Alaska, for which there is a state total, and certain independent cities that have been combined into their appropriate counties. The data elements include: (1) County descriptor codes (name, FIPS, HSA, PSRO, SMSA, SEA, BEA, city size, P/MSA, Census Contiguous County, shortage area designation, etc.), (2) Health professions data (number of professionals registered as M.D., D.O., DDS, R.N., L.P.N., veterinarian, pharmacist, optometrist, podiatrist, and dental hygienist), (3) Health facility data (hospital size, type, utilization, staffing and services, and nursing home data), (4) Population data (size, composition, employment, housing, morbidity, natality, mortality by cause, by sex and race, and by age, and crime data), (5) Health Professions Training data (training programs, enrollments, and graduates by type), (6) Expenditure data (hospital expenditures, Medicare enrollments and reimbursements, and Medicare prevailing charge data), (7) Economic data (total, per capita, and median income, income distribution, and AFDC recipients), and (8) Environment data (land area, large animal population, elevation, latitude and longitude of population centroid, water hardness index, and climate data).

SOURCE: publications and health records

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data, and administrative records data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1940-1990

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: BLANKS

Media/File Reports:

7378 (CD-Rom)
7379 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)