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National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987 [electronic resource]: Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Preliminary Prescribed Medicine Data [Public Use Tape 23.1P]

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
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Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1994
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The National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) series provides information on health expenditures by or on behalf of families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and each person's use of services. The Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (SAIAN) was designed in collaboration with the Indian Health Service (IHS), and used the same data collection instruments, interview procedures, and time frame as the NMES Household Survey component. However, the SAIAN differed from the Household Survey in several respects. The SAIAN sample was interviewed only three times and was not given the supplements on long-term care, caregiving, and care-receiving. Also, SAIAN respondents were asked additional questions on topics such as use of IHS facilities and traditional medicine, and were given a modified self-administered questionnaire with separate versions for adults and children. Interviewers for the SAIAN were mainly American Indians or Alaska Natives, and about 20 percent of the interviews were not conducted entirely in English. Of these, approximately 40 percent were conducted entirely in the native language of the respondent. Public Use Tape 23.1P contains information on the dates medication was last taken, the name of the medication prescribed and taken, the number of medication purchases made during the year, and the health condition of the respondent.
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