National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977: Health Insurance/Employer Survey, Benefit Data for the Privately Insured Population Under Age 65 (ICPSR 9076)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment
The purpose of the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY was to assess the cost and extent of health insurance coverage in the United States. This data collection, in particular, provides data on the coverage and benefits available through private health insurance companies. Data were collected through a survey of individuals in households and then verified through a survey of private health insurance companies and employers of the individuals. Types of information collected in the study include service coverage, deductibles, benefit reimbursement provisions, and benefit limitations.
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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment. NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY: 1977: HEALTH INSURANCE/EMPLOYER SURVEY, BENEFIT DATA FOR THE PRIVATELY INSURED POPULATION UNDER AGE 65. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment [producer], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09076.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09076.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: employee benefits, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, health services utilization, insurance coverage, medical care, payment methods, private health insurance
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Civilian, noninstitutionalized individuals under the age of 65 who have private health insurance.
Data Types: aggregate data, and survey data
Data Collection Notes:
Other data files from the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1977 have been released by the ICPSR for public use. These include National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977 (ICPSR 8325) and National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977: Health Insurance/Employer Survey Data (ICPSR 8627). Information regarding private health insurance premiums of the U.S. population as a whole can be found in part one of ICPSR 8627.
Sample: Four-stage national area probability random sampling.
personal interviews, and mailed surveys
Original ICPSR Release: 1989-05-04
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