This book is written for professionals who wish to learn about methodological issues associated with health care surveys. It represents a distinct and important contribution to the application of the methodology of sample surveys to the collection of data on the utilization of health care services.
1. Measuring Health Care Parameters in Sample Surveys 2. Sample Design Considerations for Health Care Surveys 3. A Comparison of Two Longitudinal Design Alternatives 4. Data Collection Organization Effect 5. A Demonstration of Optimal Allocation 6. A Comparison of Household and Provider Reports of Medical Conditions 7. Weight Development for Survey Data 8. Imputation Procedures to Compensate for Missing Responses to Data Items 9. Imputation Illustrated for Demographic Items 10. An Analysis of Alternative Attrition Compensation Strategies 11. Imputation for Partial Nonresponse 12. Statistical Analysis of Complex Survey Data 13. Variance Approximation Strategies for Survey Estimates 14. Family Unit Analysis in the National Medical Care Expenditure Survey 15. A Comparative Study of Synthetic Estimation Procedures