This study was originally provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Health Resources and Services Administration. Bureau of Health Professions
The Bureau of Health Professions Area Resource File is a county-based data file summarizing secondary data from a wide variety of sources to facilitate health analysis. This 1996 release of the Area Resource File contains over 6,000 data elements for all counties in the United States with the exception of Alaska, for which there is a state total, and certain independent cities that have been combined into their appropriate counties. The data elements include: (1) County descriptor codes (name, FIPS, HSA, PSRO, SMSA, SEA, BEA, city size, Census Contiguous County, shortage area designation, 1994 Primary/Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and 1995 Rural/Urban Continuum Codes, etc.), (2) Health professions data (number of professionals registered as M.D., D.O., D.D.S., R.N., L.P.N., veterinarian, pharmacist, optometrist, podiatrist, and dental hygienist, along with critical shortage codes, 1994 physicians by specialty, and major professional activity), (3) Health facility data (hospital size, type, utilization, staffing and services, nursing home data, and HMO enrollment for 1976 through 1994), (4) Utilization data (rate, inpatient days, outpatient visits, and surgical operations), (5) Population data (size, composition, employment, education, housing, morbidity, natality, and mortality by cause, sex, race, and age), (6) Economic data (total income, per capita income, median income, income distribution, and AFDC recipients), (7) Health professions training data (training programs, enrollments, and graduates by type), (8) Expenditure data (hospital expenditures, Medicare enrollments and reimbursements, and Medicare prevailing charge data), and (9) Environment data (land area, large animal population, elevation, latitude and longitude of population centroid, water hardness index, and climate data).
This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions. BUREAU OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AREA RESOURCE FILE, 1940-1995: [UNITED STATES]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Data Analysis and Management [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06897.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06897.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Data Types: aggregate data, and administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Historic information is carried on each new release of the Area Resource File for all years in the case of general data, such as the number of short-term general hospitals, and for only certain points in time in the case of more detailed information, such as physician specialty data by major professional activity. The extent to which particular historic data are maintained is dependent on the space available as well as on the need for particular types of data by the Bureau and other users. Data across different Area Resource Files may be linked by referring to the variables' field reference ("F") numbers. (2) Due to cost constraints, ICPSR will no longer distribute this data collection. These data are available for purchase from Quality Resource Systems, Inc., at 703-352-7393.
publications and health records
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-05-16