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National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 1993 (ICPSR 6664) RSS

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Summary:

The National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS) for 1993 is the second annual survey of home health agencies and hospices and their current patients and discharges. This survey was designed to provide information for those who establish standards for, plan, provide, and assess long-term care services, both in the home and in inpatient settings. Data on agency characteristics were obtained through personal interviews with the agency administrators and include the number of home health and hospice patients served in the last 12 months, type of facility ownership (i.e., profit, nonprofit, government, other), Medicare and Medicaid certification, number and type of staff personnel, and the hours they worked. Data on a sample of patients currently receiving home health and hospice care as well as a sample of discharges were obtained by interviewing staff persons most familiar with the care provided to these patients. Respondents were requested to refer to medical or other records whenever necessary. No patient was interviewed directly. Information for patients currently receiving services and discharged patients includes service provided and provider type, type of residence, referral source, medical diagnosis, type of care (home health or hospice), type of aids used (eyeglasses, dentures, walker, cane, oxygen, hospital bed, etc.), daily living activities that required assistance, and billing charges and expected payment source(s). The discharge diagnosis for discharged patients was also recorded. Demographic variables for both types of patients include sex, age, Hispanic origin, race, and marital status.

Series: National Home and Hospice Care Survey Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Facility Questionnaire - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
Data:
DS2:  Current Patient Questionnaire - Download All Files (4.5 MB)
Data:
DS3:  Discharged Patient Questionnaire - Download All Files (4.4 MB)
Data:

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL HOME AND HOSPICE CARE SURVEY, 1993. ICPSR version. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06664.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   assisted living, facilities, home care, home care agencies, hospices, long term care, patients, personnel, service providers

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1993

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993-08--1993-12

Universe:   All home health care agencies and hospices identified in the 1991 National Health Provider Inventory (NHPI) and all agencies open for business between 1991 and June 30, 1992, as identified through the Agency Reporting System.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

Methodology

Sample:   The sample design for the 1993 NHHCS was a stratified three-stage probability design. Primary sampling units (PSUs) were selected at the first stage, agencies at the second stage, and current residents and discharges at the third stage.

Data Source:

personal interviews, and administrative records

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Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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