3064.0 Statistical Issues and Challenges with Health Insurance Surveys

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
Purpose: The purpose of this special session is to describe the current methodological issues surrounding large surveys designed to measure health insurance status. Relevance: This session will have particular relevance to statisticians who design large state-based surveys. While the focus of this session is on insurance surveys, some of the presentations will not be topic-specific. Importance: The proposed session is important for several reasons. The topic of cell phone sampling and creating weights for combined cell phone and landline surveys is one that is not specific to health insurance surveys. Rather, all survey statisticians have to deal with the increasing problem of cell phone only households and how they may affect the generalizability of surveys. The topics that are specific to health insurance coverage, measurement of insurance status and underinsurance and crowd-out, are current, important topics in the health insurance methodology literature.
Session Objectives: Following this session, audience members will be able to... 1. Describe the important issues related to measuring insurance and underinsurance status in surveys. 2. Describe the statistical methodology used to characterize the concept of "crowd-out" using survey data. 3. Discuss the problem of the increasing number of cell phone only households and the implications for telephone surveys.
Steven Cohen, PhD , Bo Lu, PhD and Eric Seiber, PhD

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Organized by: Statistics
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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