Principal Investigator(s): Hensler, Deborah R., et al.
This survey was conducted in 1989 to look at the consequences of injuries that had occurred within the past year. The main purpose was to examine medical treatment, activity restriction, loss reimbursement, and decisions regarding liability claims related to accidental injuries. Work-related stress and injuries that were fatal, resulted in institutionalization, or were caused by pharmaceutical products were not included. Questions were posed regarding treatment following the accident, resulting impairment, rehabilitation expenditures, tort liability payment, insurance benefits, expected claims, and legal assistance, along with psychological and social consequences from making the claims. While many features of this study are comparable to both the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the RAND survey is different in that questions regarding liability-claiming behaviors were asked over the course of a year, and questions about visits to care providers were included. Demographic information on respondents consists of sex, age, and education.
To preserve respondent privacy, certain identifying geographic variables are restricted from general dissemination. The restricted file including detailed geographic variables is available on a case-by-base basis from ICPSR based on research needs and in accordance with existing ICPSR policies.
Hensler, Deborah R., et al. RAND Survey of Compensation for Accidental Injuries in the United States, 1988-1989. ICPSR03084-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03084.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03084.v1
This survey was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services (87ASPE192A)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Noninstitutionalized individuals not on active duty in the armed forces who suffered traumatic injuries.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Two-stage random sample of households in the United States using the random-digit dialing (RDD) method. The screener stage consisted of interviews of sample households with telephones in the United States. The baseline stage was a deeply stratified subsample of the screener stage. An additional subsample of the baseline stage was reinterviewed for further examination of claiming behaviors.
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Original ICPSR Release: 2001-02-07
- 2012-07-12 Created Restricted Data Use Agreement.
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