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Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-029-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: household survey, care giver and care receiver supplements [research file 31R].  [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: 6649

Date Accessioned: 5/13/1996

Number of Files Received: 13

Comments: Root directory of study consists of 13 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: The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series 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 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. Research File 31R provides information collected from two supplements administered as part of the Household Survey: the Care Receiver Supplement and the Care Giver Supplement. The Care Receiver Supplement (Part 2) was given to those Round 2 persons who answered positively to receiving help in at least one of three areas: assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL), assistance with Instrumental ADL (IADL), or financial assistance. This supplement asked for information on the care receiver's living situation, and amounts and types of assistance. The Care Giver Supplement (Parts 3 and 4) was administered in Rounds 2 and 5 to persons identified in the Long-Term Care Supplement (see ICPSR 9675) as being the main care-givers for other members of the dwelling unit who had difficulty with one or more ADLs or IADLs. This supplement obtained information on the impact of a caregiver's responsibilities on his or her employment, income, and physical and mental health, as well as the extent of the impaired person's psychological and social disabilities. Part 1, Person-Level Summary Data, supplies information such as age, sex, race, marital status, and education of the respondents.

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