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Consumers and Health Care Quality Information Survey in California, 1999-2000 (ICPSR 3427) RSS

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Summary:

This survey was conducted by RAND between November 1999 and January 2000. The purpose of this data collection was to obtain a detailed view of the present attitudes and opinions of consumers regarding health care and to inform the development of the quality improvement program being developed by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). The mission of the CHCF is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for under-served individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of the people of California. This survey sampled over 4,000 Californians, and allowed a close-up view of difficult to reach and traditionally under-served populations: the elderly, the chronically ill, the uninsured, low-income populations, and Hispanics. The general scope of the information gathered included consumer beliefs about adequacy of health care information they received, preferences for additional types and sources of information, evaluation of the quality of existing information sources, and how they used information about health. Respondents were asked a series of detailed questions about whether they were concerned about health care, whether they were experiencing difficulty in choosing health plans or physicians or deciding upon treatment options, whether there were good, available sources of information about health care, and whom they trusted to give them advice about health care. Background information on respondents includes health status, utilization of care, language, age, sex, race, marital status and household enumeration, country of origin, education, employment, and income.

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Study Description

Citation

Berry, Sandra H., Mark Spranca, and Julie A. Brown. CONSUMERS AND HEALTH CARE QUALITY INFORMATION SURVEY IN CALIFORNIA, 1999-2000. ICPSR03427-v1. Santa Monica, CA: Sandra H. Berry, RAND/Van Nuys, CA: Interviewing Services of America [producer], 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03427.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • California HealthCare Foundation (98-5045)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   access to information, health care, health care access, health insurance, health planning, information sources, information use, medical care, medical evaluation, physician availability, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:   California, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1999-11--2000-01

Date of Collection:  

  • 1999-11--2000-01

Unit of Observation:   Individuals

Universe:   Adults living in the state of California with telephones.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) For additional information including related publications visit the CHCF Web site at http://www.chcf.org. (2) Ten percent of the interviews were conducted in Spanish. (3) The codebook contains information about the weight variable that should be used for analysis.

Methodology

Sample:   California households were selected by random-digit dialing. An interviewer called each of the 26,222 selected telephone numbers in a centralized telephone facility. At the beginning of each call, interviewers first verified that they had reached a California household and then selected a random adult to be interviewed using the Troldahl-Carter method of respondent selection. Once they had the person on the phone, the interviewers asked a few questions designed to further screen the respondent. This brief "screener" included questions about medical insurance coverage, whether the respondent had seen a doctor in the previous 12 months, and the respondent's race/ethnicity. All respondents without health insurance, who were not white or Hispanic or who had received care within the previous 12 months, were selected to respond. A subset of the respondents who had health insurance, were white or Hispanic, or had not received medical care within the prior 12 months were also selected. The interview was conducted in English and Spanish (10 percent of interviews were in Spanish).

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Response Rates:   The estimated response rate is 44 percent from the known eligible households. Detailed information about the calculation of response rates is provided in the codebook.

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Version History:

  • 2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.

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