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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Hospital Stays Data [Public Use Tape 23.4P] (ICPSR 6220)

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Summary:

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. The Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN) was designed in collaboration with the Indian Health Service (IHS), and used the same data collection instruments, interview procedures, and time frame as the NMES Household Survey component. However, the SAIAN differed from the Household Survey in several respects. The SAIAN sample was interviewed only three times and was not given the supplements on long-term care, caregiving, and care-receiving. Also, SAIAN respondents were asked additional questions on topics such as use of IHS facilities and traditional medicine, and were given a modified self-administered questionnaire with separate versions for adults and children. Interviewers for the SAIAN were mainly American Indians or Alaska Natives, and about 20 percent of the interviews were not conducted entirely in English. Of these, approximately 40 percent were conducted entirely in the native language of the respondent. Public Use Tape 23.4P contains information and related documentation on inpatient hospital stays in calendar year 1987. Variables include the date respondent entered the hospital, date discharged, nights in the hospital, days in the hospital, reason for entry, and surgery performed. Information is also provided on whether a baby was born, the type of birth, and the baby's condition at birth. Additional data cover the type of hospital (Veterans Administration or Indian Health Service). Demographic information such as age, race, and sex is also included.

Series: National Medical Expenditure Survey Series

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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: SURVEY OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES, PRELIMINARY HOSPITAL STAYS DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 23.4P]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06220.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Alaskan Natives, families, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, health services utilization, hospitalization, insurance coverage, live births, medical care, Native Americans, payment methods

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987-01-01--1987-12-31

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987

Universe:   Civilian, noninstitutionalized American Indians and Alaska Natives, living on or near federal reservations, who were eligible to receive care provided or supported by the Indian Health Service, and who had at least one inpatient hospital stay.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 23.4P are preliminary in nature and are being released prior to final cleaning and editing, in order to provide access to information from the SAIAN. Records in these files can be linked to other public use datasets from the SAIAN using the person identifier (PIDX). The file also contains, for each person, basic demographic characteristics as established in the SAIAN. This collection is superseded by NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: SURVEY OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES, POPULATION DATA, DATA FROM THE HEALTH STATUS QUESTIONNAIRE AND ACCESS TO CARE SUPPLEMENT, AND EXPENDITURES AND SOURCES OF PAYMENT DATA [PUBLIC USE TAPE 37] (ICPSR 6490).

Methodology

Sample:   The sample is a stratified area probability design with three stages of sample selection: (1) selection of primary sampling units (PSUs), which are counties or groups of contiguous counties (in Alaska, the county equivalents developed by the state of Alaska and the Census Bureau for statistical purposes were employed), (2) selection of segments within PSUs, (3) selection and screening of dwelling units within segments. Based on the results of the screening, all dwelling units including persons eligible for IHS services were selected in the SAIAN. The sample frame included all counties in the United States including or adjacent to reservations of federally-recognized tribes or Alaska Native villages. For cost considerations, the sample frame was truncated to remove counties with the lowest concentrations of eligible persons, and disproportionate sampling was applied to remaining counties with low concentrations of American Indians.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.

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