|Friday, February 21|
|CS14 Survey Design||
Fri, Feb 21, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Integrated Survey Designs: A Framework for Enhanced Analytic Capacity and Efficiency (302711)*Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Keywords: Integrated survey designs, nonresponse bias reduction, MEPS
The quality and content of national population-based socio-economic and health care surveys are enhanced through integrated designs which include the conduct of linked surveys to medical providers, businesses and facilities. Analytical capacity is dramatically enhanced through linkage to existing secondary data sources at higher levels of aggregation and via direct matches to additional health and socio-economic measures acquired for the same sample units from other sources of survey or administrative data. These administrative databases may also serve as sampling frames to facilitate a cost efficient sample selection. These designs improve data collection strategies to meet target response rates; achieve reductions in nonresponse bias; and enhance data quality and analytical capacity. They permit extensions in longitudinal analyses and permit methodological studies to assess the accuracy of household reported data. The design features are illustrated with examples drawn from national health related surveys with integrated designs. They include the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Health Interview Survey (NHIS), MCBS and the SLAITS. Design limitations are also discussed.