National Nursing Home Survey Follow-Up: Wave II, 1988 (ICPSR 9838)

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


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 (ICPSR 9813), Wave II between July and November 1988, 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 occurring between the Wave I and Wave II interviews.

Series: National Nursing Home Survey Series

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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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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. NATIONAL NURSING HOME SURVEY FOLLOW-UP: WAVE II, 1988. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    assisted living, assisted living facilities, disabilities, health care facilities, health services utilization, health status, institutional care, living arrangements, long term care, mortality rates, nursing homes, older adults, patient care, payment methods, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987--1988

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-07--1988-11

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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


Sample:    The Wave II cohort is identified and grouped as follows: (1) Wave I subjects for whom an interview was obtained, who were alive at the time of the interview, and who did not require a facility follow-up for complete information, (2) Wave I subjects for whom an interview was obtained, who were alive at the time of the interview, but who required a facility follow-up to obtain complete information, and (3) Wave I subjects for whom no interview attempt was made through interviewer error but who were not known to be deceased. Wave II interviews were completed for 3,868 subjects.

Data Source:

Computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

Restrictions: 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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-02-12

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