Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1977

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical care expenditure survey, 1977: health insurance/employer survey, benefit data for the privately insured population under age 65.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Services Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9076

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The purpose of the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY was to assess the cost and extent of health insurance coverage in the United States. This data collection, in particular, provides data on the coverage and benefits available through private health insurance companies. Data were collected through a survey of individuals in households and then verified through a survey of private health insurance companies and employers of the individuals. Types of information collected in the study include service coverage, deductibles, benefit reimbursement provisions, and benefit limitations.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and mailed surveys

UNIVERSE: Civilian, noninstitutionalized individuals under the age of 65 who have private health insurance.

SAMPLE: Four-stage national area probability random sampling.

NOTE: Other data files from the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1977 have been released by the ICPSR for public use. These include National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977 (ICPSR 8325) and National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977: Health Insurance/Employer Survey Data (ICPSR 8627). Information regarding private health insurance premiums of the U.S. population as a whole can be found in part one of ICPSR 8627.

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

DATA TYPE: aggregate data, and survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: January 1-December 31, 1977

DATE OF COLLECTION: January 1977-August 1979

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Bonham, G.S., and L.S. Corder. NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY: HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEW INSTRUMENTS AND PROCEDURES SERIES, 1. Washington, DC: United States Department of Health and Human Services, 1981. National Center for Health Services Research. NATIONAL HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES STUDY, 1981-1985 DATA PREVIEW SERIES. Rockville, MD.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct