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Study Report

Study Number: QG-034-004-1-1-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: 5/13/1996

Number of Files Received: 29

Comments: Root directory of study consists of 29 parts. Data and documentation are stored as compressed executables.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/13/1996

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection is the third in a series of annual data releases from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) relating to beneficiary access to care (see also MEDICARE CURRENT BENEFICIARY SURVEY, CALENDAR YEAR 1991: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 6118) and MEDICARE CURRENT BENEFICIARY SURVEY, ACCESS TO CARE, CALENDAR YEAR 1992: [UNITED STATES] [ICPSR 6332]). The MCBS is a continuous, multipurpose survey of a representative sample of the Medicare population, both aged and disabled. The MCBS interviews provide a series of complementary data over time for each sample person on utilization of health services, medical care expenditures, health insurance coverage, sources of payment (public and private, including out-of-pocket payments), health status and functioning, and a variety of demographic and behavioral information, such as income, assets, living arrangements, family support, quality of life, sex, race, education, military service, and marital status. Additionally, an access-to-care supplement is administered once a year in the September-December round. Sample persons are interviewed three times a year over four years to form a continuous profile of their health care experience. The rounds following Round 1, which involve re-interviewing the sample persons (or other appropriate respondents), begin every four months. The sample is annually supplemented during the September through December interview periods (Rounds 4 and 7), to account for attrition and newly enrolled persons. Interviews are conducted regardless of whether the sample person resided at home or in a long-term care facility. Persons in long-term care facilities are given a similar, but shortened, instrument. For this collection, interview data were gathered during September through December of 1993 and augmented with Medicare claims and administrative data for calendar year 1993. These include Medicare billing records for hospital, skilled nursing facility, hospice, home health, outpatient, durable medical equipment, and physician/supplier services. Data for calendar year 1993 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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