National Medical Expenditure Survey Series

Investigator(s): National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment

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 first set of surveys, the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE EXPENDITURE SURVEY (NMCES), was carried out in 1977 by the National Center for Health Services Research (now called the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research). In 1980 the NATIONAL MEDICAL CARE UTILIZATION AND EXPENDITURE SURVEY, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Health Care Financing Administration, significantly extended the series. The 1987 NMES, conducted by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, gathered still more detailed information on health expenditures through the use of several component surveys. The first is a Household Survey based on a national probability sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The second component of the 1987 NMES, the Institutional Population Component, is a survey of nursing/personal care homes and facilities for the mentally retarded and residents admitted to those facilities. The third component is the Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN), which sampled American Indians and Alaska Natives, living on or near federal reservations, who were eligible to receive care from the Indian Health Service. Data from the interview rounds and special topic surveys are released as separate public use tape collections. Records in the NMES Household, Institutional, and SAIAN components can be linked with records in other surveys from the same component.

Data in the Series

Study
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Use and Expenditure Data for Residents of Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation [Research File 22r]
National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Disability Days and Medical Conditions [Public Use Tape 29]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Health Status Questionnaire and Access to Care Supplement [Public Use Tape 9]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Jobs File and Link to Employment-Related Insurance Coverage [Research File 34r]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Long-Term Care Supplement [Public Use Tape 10]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Hospital Stays Data [Public Use Tape 23.4P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Questionnaire Weight Update [Public Use Tape 6]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Health Care Provider Utilization Data from the Institutional Use and Expenditure Questionnaire for Residents of Nursing and Personal Care Homes and Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation [Research File 28R]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Ambulatory Medical Visit Data [Public Use Tape 23.5P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Baseline Questionnaire Data [Public Use Tape 8]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Use and Expenditure Data for Nursing and Personal Care Home Residents [Public Use Tape 17]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Questionnaire Supplement [Public Use Tape 5]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Prescribed Medicine Data [Public Use Tape 23.1P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Dental Visit Data [Public Use Tape 23.3P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Prescribed Medicine Data [Public Use Tape 14.1]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Data from the Household Survey, Health Insurance Plans Survey, Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Institutional Population Component [Research File 40R]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Dental Visit Data [Public Use Tape 14.3]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Population Characteristics [Public Use Tape 20P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey Data on Home Health Care and Medical Equipment Purchases and Rentals [Public Use Tape 14.2]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Health Insurance Plans Survey Data, Private Insurance Benefit Database and Linkages to Household Survey Policyholders [Public Use Tape 16]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Ambulatory Medical Visit Data [Public Use Tape 14.5]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Health Status Questionnaires and Access to Care Supplement [Public Use Tape 21P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Round 1 Person-level File [Public Use Tape 11]
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]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Population Characteristics and Person-level Utilization, Rounds 1-4 [Public Use Tape 13]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Health Insurance Plans Survey Data, Private Health Insurance of Household Survey Policyholders and Dependents [Public Use Tape 24]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Expenditures, Sources of Payment, and Population Data [Public Use Tape 18]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Personal History Questionnaire for Residents of Nursing and Personal Care Homes and End-of-Year Questionnaire for Residents of Nursing and Personal Care Homes and Facilities for Persons With Mental Retardation [Research File 19r]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Data on Home Health Care, Medical Equipment Purchases and Rentals, and Traditional Medicine [Public Use Tape 23.2P]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Policyholders of Private Insurance: Premiums, Payment Sources, and Types and Source of Coverage [Public Use Tape 15]
National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey, 1980
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Hospital Stays Data [Public Use Tape 14.4]
National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977: Health Insurance/Employer Survey Data
National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977: Health Insurance/Employer Survey, Benefit Data for the Privately Insured Population Under Age 65
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Care Giver and Care Receiver Supplements [Research File 31R]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Linked MADRS Data for Medicare Beneficiaries Sampled in Nursing and Personal Care Homes and Facilities for Persons With Mental Retardation [Research File 36R]
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey I, Population and Home Health Providers
National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Household Survey, Prescribed Medicines for Medicare Beneficiaries