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Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-007-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: institutional population component, facility questionnaire update [public use tape 6].  [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: 9676

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy plus machine-readable.

Abstract: The 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) Public Use Tape 6 contains data from a survey of two kinds of long-term care facilities: those for the mentally retarded, and nursing and personal care homes. The Facility Questionnaire was completed by administrators or designated staff of the participating facilities. The items include number of beds, type of ownership, facility certification, services routinely provided, staffing, average cost, sources of payment for residents, and levels of basic costs. Additional variables were collected on the facilities for the mentally retarded: education and habilitation services, licensure and accreditation, and sources of revenue in addition to direct client fees. Public Use Tape 6 differs from the data in the Facility Questionnaire file of Public Use Tape 2, National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component (ICPSR 9280) only in the provision of a revised sampling weight variable. The new sampling weight includes adjustment not only for different probabilities of a facility being selected, nonresponse, and stratification measures, but also for duplication in the sampling frame.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Long-term care institutions in the United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified three-stage probability design, with facility selection in the first two stages. The INVENTORY OF LONG-TERM CARE PLACES, 1986 (ICPSR 9169) served as the sampling frame for the 1987 sample of long-term care facilities. Of the 1,714 facilities originally sampled, 1,581 were found to be eligible, and 95 percent of those responded to the questionnaire. The sampling yielded 810 nursing homes and 691 facilities for the mentally retarded. Other long-term care facilities, such as psychiatric, chronic disease, and rehabilitation hospitals, were excluded from the 1987 sample.

NOTE: (1) The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 6 are released prior to final data cleaning and editing, in order to provide prompt access to the NMES data by the research and policy community. (2) The records in this file can be linked to all other files for the Institutional Component (ICPSR 9169, 9280, 9677, 9678, and others to come). (3) Unweighted frequencies for both types of long-term care facilities are included in the documentation. (4) The data contain dashes, decimal points, and blank characters.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data





Cohen, S.B., P. Flyer, and D.E.B. Potter. ''Sample Design of the Institutional Population Component of the National Medical Expenditure Survey--Institutional Population Component.'' Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, 1987, New Orleans, LA. Potter, D.E.B., S. Cohen, and C. Mueller. ''The 1986 Inventory of Long-Term Care Places as a Sampling Frame.'' In PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECTION ON SURVEY RESEARCH, 823-828. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 1987.

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