National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Questionnaire Supplement [Public Use Tape 5] (ICPSR 9678)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research


The 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) Public Use Tape 5 contains data from the Facility Questionnaire Supplement, which was administered during Phase 3 (early 1988) of the Survey in Institutions, a major part of the Institutional Population Component of the NMES. The Facility Questionnaire Supplement (FQS) included questions on the existence of any special Alzheimer's units in nursing homes and characteristics of these units, such as their capacity and plans for future expansion. The FQS also included some questions on nursing homes that had been asked previously only of facilities for the mentally retarded. These questions included accreditation status of the facility and provision of training for residents.

Series: National Medical Expenditure Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. NATIONAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE SURVEY, 1987: INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION COMPONENT, FACILITY QUESTIONNAIRE SUPPLEMENT [PUBLIC USE TAPE 5]. Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Alzheimers disease, assisted living facilities, facilities, health care costs, health care services, health expenditures, health insurance, health services utilization, institutional care, insurance coverage, long term care, medical care, nursing homes, payment methods, personnel, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1988

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-01--1988-06

Universe:    Long-term care institutions in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 5 are released prior to final cleaning and editing, in order to provide prompt access to the NMES data by the research and policy community. (2) The records in this file can be linked to all other files for the Institutional Component (ICPSR 9169, 9280, 9676, 9677, and others to come). (3) Unweighted frequencies for both types of long-term care facilities are included in the documentation. (4) The data contain dashes, decimal points, and blank characters.


Sample:    Stratified, three-stage national probability sample, with facility selection in the first two stages. The Facility Questionnaire Supplement was administered in Phase 3 of data collection to 1,391 institutions: 759 nursing homes and 632 facilities for the mentally retarded. A total of 89 nursing homes reported having Alzheimer's units. The sampling weight provided includes adjustment for nonresponse in Phase 3, as well as the different probabilities of selection into the sample, nonresponse in Phase 1, strata such as facility type, and duplication in the sampling frame.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-01-10

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