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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Questionnaire Weight Update [Public Use Tape 6]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Medical Expenditure Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
assisted living facilities; developmentally disabled; 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; population characteristics
  • Abstract

    The 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) Public Use Tape 6 contains data from a survey of two kinds of long-term care facilities: those for the mentally retarded, and nursing and personal care homes. The Facility Questionnaire was completed by administrators or designated staff of the participating facilities. The items include number of beds, type of ownership, facility certification, services routinely provided, staffing, average cost, sources of payment for residents, and levels of basic costs. Additional variables were collected on the facilities for the mentally retarded: education and habilitation services, licensure and accreditation, and sources of revenue in addition to direct client fees. Public Use Tape 6 differs from the data in the Facility Questionnaire file of Public Use Tape 2, National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component (ICPSR 9280) only in the provision of a revised sampling weight variable. The new sampling weight includes adjustment not only for different probabilities of a facility being selected, nonresponse, and stratification measures, but also for duplication in the sampling frame.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data File
    • DS2: Data Dictionary and Technical and Programming Information
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Long-term care institutions in the United States.
Stratified three-stage probability design, with facility selection in the first two stages. The INVENTORY OF LONG-TERM CARE PLACES, 1986 (ICPSR 9169) served as the sampling frame for the 1987 sample of long-term care facilities. Of the 1,714 facilities originally sampled, 1,581 were found to be eligible, and 95 percent of those responded to the questionnaire. The sampling yielded 810 nursing homes and 691 facilities for the mentally retarded. Other long-term care facilities, such as psychiatric, chronic disease, and rehabilitation hospitals, were excluded from the 1987 sample.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The principal investigator notes that the data in Public Use Tape 6 are released prior to final data 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, 9677, 9678, 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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9676 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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.
  • Cohen, S.B., Flyer, P., Potter, D.E.B.. Sample design of the institutional population component of the National Medical Expenditure Survey--Institutional Population Component. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.New Orleans, LA. 1987.
  • Potter, D.E.B., Cohen, S., Mueller, C.. The 1986 Inventory of Long-Term Care Places as a Sampling Frame. Proceedings of the Section on Survey Research Methods.Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 1987.

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

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (1992): National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987: Institutional Population Component, Facility Questionnaire Weight Update [Public Use Tape 6]. Version 1. National Medical Expenditure Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.