National Invitational Conference on Long-Term Care Data Bases: Conference Package. VII. SUMMARY


The 1982 and 1984 NLTCS are large nationally representative surveys of a target population at high risk for high levels of both acute and LTC services. In addition the survey files are linked to Medicare Part A records. These surveys and linked files represent an extremely rich data source describing all the health and functional transitions of individuals in this population, detailed characteristics on the person at the time of the survey and detailed data on informal caregivers. These files can provide extremely valuable information on the service needs of the LTC population, changes in those needs and associated acute care needs.