Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers
We are pleased to announce that survey data from the 2012 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) are now available for use in the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC). NSLTCP is a new initiative by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to provide nationally representative statistical information about the supply and use of paid, regulated long-term care services providers in the United States. NSLTCP comprises two components: (1) survey data collected by NCHS on adult day services centers (ADSCs) and assisted living and similar residential care communities (RCCs); and (2) administrative data on nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospices obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For more information, please refer to the NSLTCP survey methodology and documentation and readme documents on the NSLTCP Survey Methodology, Documentation, and Data Files page.
Survey data on ADSCs and RCCs from the first wave of NSLTCP are now available for use by approved researchers in the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC). The RDC provides access to restricted survey data for approved users and fees apply. Please refer to the RCC and ADSC data dictionaries on the NSLTCP Survey Methodology, Documentation, and Data Files page. The data dictionaries contain variable information for 5 sections in the questionnaire: Background Information; Services Offered; Staff Profile; Resident Profile; and Record Keeping. The "Study Eligibility" section is not included in the data file or the data dictionary for the RCC survey since only eligible respondents are included in the file. Each variable in the restricted files has its own entry. Please refer to the RCC questionnaire [PDF - 160 KB] and ADSC questionnaire [PDF - 152 KB] for more information about the survey questions. For more information about the available 2012 RCC and ADSC survey data or about using the RDC, please visit the RDC website, or contact NCHS' Long-Term Care Statistics Branch (301-458-4747). The 2012 NSLTCP ADSC and RCC survey public-use data files are expected to be available in April 2014.