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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Medical Expenditure Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
assisted living facilities; developmentally disabled; disease; facilities; health care costs; health care services; health expenditures; health insurance; health services utilization; illness; institutional care; insurance coverage; job history; long term care; medical care; nursing homes; payment methods; population characteristics
  • Abstract

    This survey was designed to yield national estimates of the use of and expenditures for care during 1987 by persons who resided in nursing homes or facilities for the mentally retarded. The Facility Questionnaire was completed by administrators of 1,501 participating facilities (810 nursing homes and 691 facilities for the mentally retarded). Data records contain bed size, type of ownership, facility certification, services routinely provided, average cost, and other information. Weights, which must be used to generate nationally representative facility-level estimates, are provided. The Baseline Questionnaire file contains data collected from institutional caregivers and next of kin of 6,965 randomly sampled persons who were living in the sampled facilities on January 1, 1987. Data include sociodemographic information such as age, race, and sex. Information on residences prior to admission, measures of functional limitations and chronic conditions, and the work history of persons in facilities for the mentally retarded is also provided. Person level records can be linked to facility records and include person weights for obtaining national estimates. The documentation file includes an overview of the entire 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES), which is expected to produce 15 files of data. The documentation provides frequencies, questionnaires, and technical information on sample design, weights, and variance estimation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Facility Questionnaire
    • DS2: Baseline Questionnaire on Residents
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Nursing homes and facilities for the mentally retarded in the United States and their residents.
Complex multistage stratified sample.
Collection Mode
  • Age frequencies for nursing homes: 0-20 years (17), 21-34 years (62), 35-64 years (335), 65-74 years (460), 75-84 years (1,102), 85+ years (1,371). Age frequencies for mental retardation facilities: 0-20 years (411), 21-34 years (1,413), 35-64 years (1,470), 65-74 years (187), 75-84 years (94), 85+ years (43). The data contain dashes (-), and blank codes. ICPSR currently distributes the INVENTORY OF LONG-TERM CARE PLACES (ICPSR 9169), which provides the sample frame for NMES.

2006-03-30 File CB9280.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9280 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09280.v1
  • Castle, Nicholas G., Shea, Dennis G.. Institutional factors of nursing homes that predict the provision of mental health services. Journal of Mental Health Administration.24, (1), 44-54.1997.
  • Alecxih, Lisa Maria B., Lutzky, Steven. How do alternative eligibility triggers affect access to private long-term care insurance?. Washington, DC: AARP, Public Policy Institute. 1996.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Assessment (1990): National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component. Archival Version. National Medical Expenditure Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.