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Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), 1998-2014

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Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), 1998-2014
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Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), 1998-2014
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The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) is the first patient reported health outcomes measure for the Medicare population in managed care settings. It is a continuous study that measures the physical and mental health and well-being of Medicare beneficiaries over a two-year period. Starting in 1998, a baseline survey was administered to a new cohort of respondents each year in the spring and a follow-up survey was conducted of those same respondents two years later. Cohorts 1-5 include the Baseline Data, the Follow-Up Data, and the Analytic Data file, which contains the merged Baseline and Follow-Up files along with supplemental variables. Beginning with Cohort 6, the Follow-Up Data were included only in the Analytic file. The HOS consists of the SF-36 Health Survey, which yields physical and mental health summary measures, as well as questions on topics such as chronic medical conditions, activities of daily living (ADLs), depression, smoking, physical health symptoms, weight and height, and additional questions corresponding to HEDIS (Health Care Employer Data and Information Set) measures such as urinary incontinence in older adults, osteoporosis testing in older women, and fall risk management. In 2006, CMS implemented the Medicare HOS 2.0 for Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) which evaluates physical and mental health status using the Veteran RAND 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12). The revised instrument contains questions that gather information for case-mix and risk-adjustment variables, and collects information on respondents' physical functioning, bodily pain, social functioning, mental health, vitality, general health, and how respondents' physical and emotional health affects their lives. The survey includes case-mix adjustment variables which may be used to adjust the survey response data for beneficiary characteristics that are known to be related to systematic biases in the way people respond to survey questions. Demographic information includes respondent's age, gender, race, education level, marital status, annual household income, and geographic region
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  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), 1998-2014
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  • 1998--2014
  • 23380
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ICPSR23380.v3
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Label
Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), 1998-2014
Publication
Note
  • 1998--2014
  • 23380
Control code
ICPSR23380.v3
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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