Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-015-030-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National medical expenditure survey, 1987: health insurance plans survey data, private health insurance of household survey policyholders and dependents [public use tape 24].  [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: 6371

Date Accessioned: 5/22/1996

Number of Files Received: 5

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/22/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook and SAS data definition statement; two copies of documents containing survey instrument with data collection methods and attachments.

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. Public Use Tape (PUT) 24 is the third release of data from the Health Insurance Plans Survey (HIPS). The HIPS is a follow-up to the NMES Household Survey and was designed to verify health insurance status reported by respondents to two components of the NMES, the Household Survey and the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN), as well as to provide supplementary information on private health insurance premiums and benefit provisions from employers, unions, and insurers through which coverage was provided. With PUT 24 the user can make person- and family-level estimates of the health insurance status of the entire civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population at the end of 1987. Tape 24 contains three data files. File 1 contains data for persons in the NMES Household Survey. It includes the policyholders identified on Public Use Tape 15, NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: POLICYHOLDERS OF PRIVATE INSURANCE: PREMIUMS, PAYMENT SOURCES, AND TYPES AND SOURCE OF COVERAGE [PUBLIC USE TAPE 15] (ICPSR 9901), and their dependents, as well as persons without insurance and those with only public insurance. In addition, Tape 24 contains link files (Files 2 and 3) that enumerate each source of private insurance for each privately insured person in the HIPS. File 2 contains the linkages of all eligible policyholders and covered dependents with health insurance obtained from employers or unions, and File 3 contains the linkages of all eligible policyholders and covered dependents with health insurance obtained directly from insurance carriers or associations. These linkages identify the persons covered by each policyholder or all of the private insurance covering each person (whether obtained as a policyholder or dependent). The link files also identify the records in NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS SURVEY DATA, PRIVATE INSURANCE BENEFIT DATABASE AND LINKAGES TO HOUSEHOLD SURVEY POLICYHOLDERS [PUBLIC USE TAPE 16] (ICPSR 6168) associated with each source of coverage, allowing the user direct access to the Private Insurance Benefit Database in PUT 16 in order to characterize the provisions of the insurance covering each person (sometimes through multiple sources). The three data files on Tape 24 can also be linked to all tapes from the Household Survey with the person identifier PIDX.

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