Administrative Data Systems
Brown investigators are in the process of building a web site which will permit policy analysts and researchers to download data, thereby extending the availability of the information to a broader community of researchers. The goal of this database, like that of the publicly available Dartmouth Atlas, is to permit analysts and researchers to directly query the data at a variety of different levels to address a policy-relevant issue or to make comparisons of groups of providers. Researchers will be able to obtain longitudinal, historical data at three different levels:
State level data: policies, aggregated provider data, selected aggregated characteristics of the resident population and of the universe of nursing home admissions.
Market level data: selected indicators from the Area Resource File, the Dartmouth Atlas and aggregated nursing home provider and resident level data.
Provider level data: staffing, service availability, aggregated resident and admission population characteristics, and selected “outcomes” such as hospitalization, etc. No data on any provider level parameter that has fewer than 11 observations in the numerator will be made available to limit identifiably.