Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory. Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory : Table 46


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TELEPHONE:   (202) 690-6443
NAME OF STUDY:   1994/1995 Disability Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey
FUNDING SOURCE:   ASPE; National Center for Health Statistics
RESEARCH QUESTIONS/GOALS:   This study, the only national comprehensive survey of children’s disability and persons with developmental disabilities, will provide information on research and policy issues related to disability, including the prevalence of disability, the characteristics of people with disabilities (e.g. demographic, socio-economic, health, participation in Federal programs), their service use and expenditures, and aspects of their daily lives (housing, transportation, employment, personal assistance).
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF METHODS AND DATA:   The sample is 100,000 households or 240,000 individuals over two years. The survey involves personal interviews and self-reports. There are two phases, Phase I (January 1994-December 1995) is asked along with the core NHIS interview to the 240,000 respondents and collects data on the prevalence, severity, type, duration, and disabling conditions. Phase II(Fall 1994-Fall 1996) is administered six months later to 40,000 respondents with serious disabilities and collects data on service use and expenditures and aspects of daily life (housing, long-term care services, home care, personal assistance, respite care, transportation, employment, accommodations, work history, vocational rehabilitation, relationships, family structure, family impact, and child care). Data linkages with SSA and Medicare records can be made.
AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS:   Public-use tapes and publications will be available.