BOX 1.3 Data and Information Reviewed for This Report

Large national. federally supported databases primarily the Current Population Survey (U.S. Department of Commerce), the National Health Interview Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS]), and the National Medical Expenditure Survey (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, DHHS).

Additional analyses of the Current Population Survey conducted by the Employee Benefits Research Institute especially for this study:

Published health services research findings from national databases: state, local, and private information sources (e.g.. medical records); national surveys: and original data collection.

Publicly available descriptions of federal and state programs, health policy research, health services research, and public statements by government agencies, including the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, DHHS: Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor; the California State Senate Insurance Committee; Congressional Budget Office; the U.S. General Accounting Office; the Health Care Financing Administration of DHHS; the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration; and the Social Security Administration:

Published materials and public statements submitted to the committee by national organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Asian and Pacific Islander Community Health Organizations, American Association of Health Plans, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, American Hospital Association, Children's Defense Fund, Children Now. Children's Health Fund, Employee Benefits Research Institute, Families USA, Hewitt Associates LLC, Health Insurance Association of America. National Academy of Social Insurance. National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. National Association of City and County Health Officials. National Association of Community Health Centers, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, National Association of Public Hospitals. National Conference of State Legislatures, National Governors Association, and the Washington Business Group on Health;

Published reports sponsored by philanthropic organizations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and

Policy analyses, reports, newsletters, and news analyses by private organizations including the Alliance for Health Reform, Alpha Center, American Enterprise Institute. Bureau of National Affairs, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Center for Health Policy Research of George Washington University, Center for Studying Health System Change. Health care Leadership Council, The Heritage Foundation, National Bureau for Economic Research, National Academy for State Health Policy. National Center for Policy Analysis, National Center for Youth Law. National Health Policy Forum, and the Urban Institute; and

Reports published by the Institute of Medicine, including The Future of Public Health (IOM. 1988). Access to Health Care in America (IOM, 1993a). Emergency Medical Services for Children (IOM, 1993b), Employment and Health Benefits: A Connection at Risk (IOM, 1993c). Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications in Health Care (IOM, 1996), Managing Managed Care: Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health (IOM, 1997a), Primary Care: America's Health in a New Era (IOM. 1997b). Improving Health in the Community: A Role for Performance Monitoring (IOM, 1997c). The Computer-Based Patient Record: An Essential Technology for Health Care (revised edition) (IOM, 1997d). and reports by the National Research Council, including Paying Attention to Children in a Changing Health Care System (NRC. 1996). Including Children and Pregnant Women in Health Care Reform (NRC. 1992), and Assessment of Performance Measures for Public Health, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health (NRC, 1997).



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