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Study Report

Study Number: QG-034-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Medicare current beneficiary survey, access to care, calendar year 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department 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: 6637

Date Accessioned: 12/9/1995

Number of Files Received: 26

Comments: As ordered via FTP for Jim Sears, Econ. 6/02 Data can be downloaded from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 12/9/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection is the third 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. 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, sources of and satisfaction with care, insurance coverage, financial resources, and family supports. The 1993 interview data were collected during September through December of 1993, the seventh round of data collection. The 1993 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.

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