Unique ID: 2015102

Division: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: February 22nd 2019
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Health Care Satellite Account: using health records for health spending and health care prices

Using health records for health spending and health care prices

Develop spending and prices by disease for health care in the U.S.

Project Objective:

Pilot intended to go to production to supplement existing data

Project Outcomes:

Ongoing production of the Health Care Satellite Account.

Publications Comments:

See HCSA website: http://www.bea.gov/national/health_care_satellite_account.htm

Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: National statistical office
Big Data Source: Health records
Region: North America
Country Area: United States
Id Country Regional: country
Partnerships
Partnerships
Data Providers: Intermediary Big Data provider
Other Partners: Government institute, Research or academic institute
Accessing Data
Accessing Data
Data Access Rights: Only for this project
Intermediary Comments: We purchase a commercial data set - MarketScan Commercial Claims Database - that is a convenience sample from select companies, and Medicaid and Medicare claims data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Data Coverage
Data Coverage
Data Coverage: Only a portion of all data
Coverage Geo Pop: Whole country / high % of market
Cost Implication: Commercial
Coverage Period: Past decade and new data each year.
Project Details
Project Details
Frequency Comments: All of MarketScan data, but there are additional variables available. Medicare data is a 5% sample.
Data Quality
Data Quality
Quality Framework: Quality of output statistics
Quality Aspects Evaluated: Privacy and Security, Accessibility, Relevance, Institutional/Business Environment, Validity, Accuracy, including selectivity, Coherence, including linkability to other sources
Quality Framework Comments: Compare to published survey estimates.
Data Quality Concerns Comments: We are concerned about coverage and representativeness of data.
Methodology
Methodology
Methods Used: Traditional statistical methods
Technologies
Technologies
Technologies: Spreadsheet, Other
Technologies Comments: SAS
Other
Other
Income Level: High-income
Iso: US
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
Frequency Comments: All of MarketScan data, but there are additional variables available. Medicare data is a 5% sample.
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