Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-013-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: household survey data on home health care and medical equipment purchases and rentals [public use tape 14.2].  [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: 9944

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy plus machine-readable.

Abstract: 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 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.) 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. Public Use Tape 14.2 provides two data files containing information on expenditures for formal home health care and the purchase or rental of medical equipment, supplies, and other medical items. The Home Health Care file contains information on each person in the Household Survey using these services in 1987. Each record is restricted to the set of formal services provided during the year by each type of provider sent by each unique agency furnishing home health care. This file provides person-level demographic information such as age, sex, and race, and information on household-reported medical conditions associated with the use of home health care. The Medical Equipment and Supplies file contains one record per type of medical item for each eligible person in the Household Survey who reported having purchased, rented, or otherwise obtained such items. This file also provides person-level demographic information, and medical condition and date of purchase variables.

SOURCE: self-enumerated questionnaires

UNIVERSE: Noninstitutionalized civilian population of the United States who used home health care.

SAMPLE: The Household Survey sample is a stratified multistage area probability design with a total sample of roughly 35,000 individuals in 14,000 households who completed all rounds of data collection. Oversampling of population subgroups of special policy interest included poor and low-income families, the elderly, the functionally impaired, and Black and Hispanic minorities. Sampled persons from the Household Survey who used formal home health care and/or purchased or rented medical equipment, supplies, and other medical items in 1987 are included in this dataset.

NOTE: Records in these files can be linked to all NMES public use tapes from the Household Survey by using the person identifier (PIDX).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionary + SAS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1987

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

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct