Survey of Health Services Utilization and Expenditures, 1963 (ICPSR 7741)
Principal Investigator(s): University of Chicago. Center for Health Administration Studies; National Opinion Research Center
This survey is concerned with trends in the use of health services and the expenditures made for these services. One or more members of selected families provided information regarding use of health services, the cost of these services, and how this cost was met for the calendar year 1963. Information on health attitudes and beliefs was also collected for the head of each household (or spouse). In addition, data were gathered from hospitals, employers, and insuring organizations concerning hospitalizations and insurance coverage reported in the family interviews. These data were then combined with family reports to achieve the best possible estimates for hospitalization and health insurance coverage variables. Data are supplied at the individual level and are broken down by age, income, race and residence.
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University of Chicago. Center for Health Administration Studies, and National Opinion Research Center. Survey of Health Services Utilization and Expenditures, 1963. ICPSR07741-v4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-27. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07741.v4
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07741.v4
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: health attitudes, health behavior, health care access, health care costs, health care services, health services utilization, hospitalization, insurance coverage
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Non-institutionalized population of the continental United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The age distribution for the 7,803 respondents in this dataset was: 65-74 (N=474), 75-84 (N=206), 85 (N=39). This 1963 survey was authorized in order to compare conditions with those found in similar studies in 1953 and 1958. A later Survey of Health Services Utilization and Expenditures was conducted in 1971 (ICPSR 7740) and is available through ICPSR.
Sample: Standard multi-stage area probability sample of 2,367 families consisting of 7,803 respondents, spouses, and heads of household.
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Weight: The data are not weighted and there are no weight variables.
self-enumerated forms, and official records
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
- 2015-05-27 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection.
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