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Study Report

Study Number: QG-034-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Medicare current beneficiary survey, access to care, calendar year 1992: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Health Care Financing Administration  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6332

Date Accessioned: 9/19/1995

Number of Files Received: 31

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 8/4/1995

Documentation: One volume printed codebook and SAS statements files.

Abstract: This data collection is the second in a series of data releases from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), relating to beneficiary access to medical care. The MCBS is a continuous, multipurpose survey of a representative sample of the Medicare population, both aged and disabled. The MCBS focuses on economic issues: health care use and expenditures and factors that affect use of care and the beneficiary's ability to pay. Sample persons are interviewed three times a year over several years to form a continuous profile of their health care experience. Interviews are conducted regardless of whether the sample person resides at home or in a long-term care facility, using the questionnaire version appropriate to the setting. The MCBS also collects a variety of information about demographic characteristics (date of birth, sex, race, education, military service, and marital status), health status and functioning, access to care, insurance coverage, financial resources, and family supports. The 1992 interview data were collected during September through December of 1992, and are linked with Medicare claims and administrative data for calendar year 1992. Data are presented for 10,388 people who were interviewed in 1991 (MEDICARE CURRENT BENEFICIARY SURVEY, CALENDAR YEAR 1991: [UNITED STATES] [ICPSR 6118]) and for 1,995 new people added to the survey during this round. The total of 12,383 interviews is divided into 11,421 community interviews and 962 institutional interviews. The 1992 data are designed to stand alone for cross-sectional analysis, or they can be used for longitudinal analysis. Weights are provided for both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Also included in this data collection are full-year 1992 Medicare utilization and other administrative data for the sample persons (Parts 25-30). These include Medicare billing records for hospital, skilled nursing facility, hospice, home health, outpatient, and physician/supplier services.

SOURCE: personal interviews and HCFA's national claims history database (NCH)

UNIVERSE: Medicare beneficiaries.

SAMPLE: Respondents were sampled from the Medicare enrollment file to be representative of the Medicare population as a whole and by age group: under 45, 45-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85 and over. Because of interest in their special health care needs, the oldest old (85 and over) and the disabled (64 and under) were oversampled to permit detailed analysis of these subpopulations. The sample was drawn from 107 primary sampling units (PSUs). The 1992 supplementary sample included newly enrolled beneficiaries, as well as previously enrolled beneficiaries who were included to improve coverage or to maintain the desired sample size.

NOTE: Some data in the Billing Files are stored in packed-decimal format.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 18 data files + SAS data definition statements + data collection instrument.

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data for this collection, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has removed all direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, HCFA requires, under Section 1105(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C., Section 1306(a)) and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C., Section 552a(1)(3)), that data collected by the HCFA not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. HCFA further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that HFCA be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and administrative records data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1992

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

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