This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
The National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is a survey of nursing homes and related care facilities in the United States. Between July and December 1999, information regarding facility and financial characteristics was gathered from 1,423 facilities, along with current resident information for 8,215 residents. For Part 1, Facility Questionnaire Data, personal interviews with facility administrators provided information on topics such as certification, availability of beds, and kinds of services provided, including dental, hospice, and nutrition. Part 2, Current Resident Questionnaire Data, provides information on age, race, marital status, level of care, and use of aids such as walkers, hearing aids, and crutches. Part 3, Discharged Resident Questionnaire Data, includes date of admission, reason for discharge, admission diagnosis, discharge diagnosis, assistive devices used, help needed with daily activities, services provided (health, mental health, transportation, social, educational), and payment sources.
These data are freely available.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL NURSING HOME SURVEY, 1999. ICPSR03268-v1. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 2001. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03268.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03268.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: administrative costs, assisted living, assisted living facilities, health care costs, health care facilities, health services utilization, health status, institutional care, labor costs, long term care, mortality rates, nursing homes, older adults, patient care, payment sources
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Approximately 18,400 nursing and related care homes in the United States that were identified in the 1997 National Nursing Home Survey and current files of nursing homes. These updated lists of facilities were obtained from the Health Care Finance Administration and other national organizations.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
Sample: Stratified two-stage probability design of 1,496 nursing or related care homes. Responses were given for 8,215 current residents from 1,423 nursing homes. Out of 1,496 institutions, 50 refused to participate and 23 did not meet the survey criteria.
personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires
Original ICPSR Release: 2001-10-01
- 2006-01-18 File CB3268.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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