Miller RH, Hillman JM, Marseille E, Miller EE, Luft HS. 1996. NIHCM health care system datasource. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Management, 603 pp.
Annotation: This statistical summary provides a broad range of data from many sources on health care systems and on those who use them, pay for them, provide services within them, or make policy relating to them. The introduction describes the organization, the purpose, and the use of the book; detailed data are provided for states and metropolitan statistical areas for a broad array of subjects. Sample topics on those using health systems include: population, race, age, family characteristics, personal income, birth rates, perinatal care, fetal mortality, low birthweight babies, vaccination, unemployment, and other health conditions. Selected topics on paying for health services are: insurance status and source; health maintenance organization data on enrollment, penetration, number of plans, competition, and participation by household. Some of the topics on providing health services are: hospital capacity, utilization, and expenses; number of beds; physician, nursing, and physician service expenditures; and expenditures for dental, home health, drug and medical nondurables, vision, and nursing home care and other institutional services. Examples of state data on the development of policy affecting health services include: insurance reform, coverage for targeted populations, Medicaid waivers, managed care related statutes, and cost containment efforts.
Keywords: Demographics, Health care systems, Health insurance, Health insuring organizations, Health maintenance organizations, Health services, Health statistics, Medicaid, Medicare, Sociocultural factors, Socioeconomic factors, State data, Statistics