National Nursing Home Survey Follow-Up: Wave I, 1987 (ICPSR 9813)

Published: Feb 12, 1993

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics


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The National Nursing Home Survey Follow-Up (NNHSF) is a longitudinal study that followed the cohort of current residents and discharged residents sampled in the NATIONAL NURSING HOME SURVEY, 1985 (ICPSR 8914). The NNHSF extends the period of observation of these utilization patterns by approximately five years after the baseline nursing home interview. The primary purpose is to provide data on the flow of persons in and out of long-term care facilities and hospitals. The NNHSF was conducted in three waves. Wave I was administered between August and December 1987, Wave II between July and November 1988 (ICPSR 9838), and Wave III between February and April 1990. Data are available on the subject's vital status, living arrangements, nursing home stays, hospital stays, and source of payment for hospital and nursing home stays.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Nursing Home Survey Follow-Up: Wave I, 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993-02-12.

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In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

1984 -- 1987

1987-08 -- 1987-12

Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

The Wave I follow-up cohort includes two types of cases. All cases with a completed Next-of-Kin (NOK) interview who were not known to be deceased as of the NOK were included. Cases that were either not fielded in the NOK or did not result in a completed interview were also included if the subject had been a resident of a nursing home during the NNHS field interview. Wave I interviews were completed for 6,001 subjects.

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  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).