Journal of Gerontological Nursing

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National Nursing Home Survey Statistics Available on Data Files

Abstract

The 1955 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is a nationwide sample survey of nursing homes, their residents, and registered nurses conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics from August 1985 to lanuary 1986. It includes all types of nursing and related care homes that provided some level of nursing care in the contiguous United States. The survey was conducted using a combination of personal interviews and selfenumerated forms.

The 1985 survey shows 5,243 current residents with 6,023 discharges. Responses came from 2,763 registered nurses from 1,000 nursing homes. Complete documentation is provided with the tape.

To order, request PB89-159503KMY, National Nursing Home Survey, 1985, $210, plus a handling fee for total order. The source tape is in EBCDIC character set, which restricts preparation to 9track, half-inch tape only. Specify density (1600 or 6250 bpi) when ordering.

A related file, the 1973-1974 National Nursing Home Survey, is a nationwide sample survey of nursing homes, their residents, and their staff, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics from August 1973 to April 1974. The 1973-1974 NNHS includes all types of nursing homes that provided some level of nursing care in the contiguous United States. The survey was conducted using a combination of personal interviews and self-enumerated forms. In the 1973-1974 NNHS, there were approximately 9,000 current residents, with responses from 20,600 staff members representing 1 ,900 nursing homes.

To order, request PB89-159420KMY, National Nursing Home Survey, 1973-1974, $525, plus $3 handling fee for total order. The source tape is in EBCDIC character set, which restricts preparation to 9-track, half-inch tape only. Specify density (1600 or 6250 bpi) when ordering.

For more information, contact National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161; 703-487-4650.…

The 1955 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is a nationwide sample survey of nursing homes, their residents, and registered nurses conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics from August 1985 to lanuary 1986. It includes all types of nursing and related care homes that provided some level of nursing care in the contiguous United States. The survey was conducted using a combination of personal interviews and selfenumerated forms.

The 1985 survey shows 5,243 current residents with 6,023 discharges. Responses came from 2,763 registered nurses from 1,000 nursing homes. Complete documentation is provided with the tape.

To order, request PB89-159503KMY, National Nursing Home Survey, 1985, $210, plus a handling fee for total order. The source tape is in EBCDIC character set, which restricts preparation to 9track, half-inch tape only. Specify density (1600 or 6250 bpi) when ordering.

A related file, the 1973-1974 National Nursing Home Survey, is a nationwide sample survey of nursing homes, their residents, and their staff, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics from August 1973 to April 1974. The 1973-1974 NNHS includes all types of nursing homes that provided some level of nursing care in the contiguous United States. The survey was conducted using a combination of personal interviews and self-enumerated forms. In the 1973-1974 NNHS, there were approximately 9,000 current residents, with responses from 20,600 staff members representing 1 ,900 nursing homes.

To order, request PB89-159420KMY, National Nursing Home Survey, 1973-1974, $525, plus $3 handling fee for total order. The source tape is in EBCDIC character set, which restricts preparation to 9-track, half-inch tape only. Specify density (1600 or 6250 bpi) when ordering.

For more information, contact National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161; 703-487-4650.

10.3928/0098-9134-19891201-18

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