Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 15, Part A - Medical and Health Expenditures - Screening Questions for Payments

Section 15, Part A collects out-of-pocket medical payments, including payments for medical services, prescription drug purchases, and rentals or purchases of medical supplies and equipment. IMPORTANT: The Census Bureau does not release to the Bureau of Labor Statistics any confidential information such as names and addresses. This information is only used during the course of the interview.

Now I am going to ask you some questions about medical payments and reimbursements. I will begin with your payments.

By payments I mean any expenses paid by any members of your CU directly to a medical provider by cash, check, or credit card for a medical service or item. Include all payments, even those for persons who are outside of your CU.

  1. Enter 1 to continue

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Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU made any payments for the following?
* Read each item on list

  1. Eye examinations, treatment, or surgery
  2. Purchase of eye glasses or contact lenses
  3. Dental care
  4. Inpatient hospital room
  5. Inpatient hospital services
  6. Services by medical professionals other than physicians
  7. Physician services
  8. Lab tests or x-rays
  9. Care in convalescent or nursing homes
  10. Other medical care
  11. Hearing aids
  12. Prescribed medicines or prescribed drugs
  13. Rental of supportive or convalescent equipment
  14. Purchase of supportive or convalescent equipment
  15. Rental of medical or surgical equipment for general use
  16. Purchase of medical or surgical equipment for general use
  1. 99. None/No more

* Ask if not apparent

Describe the care/service/item.[enter text] _______________

* Ask if not apparent

Who was/were the "care/service/item" for?

  1. 1. Active member CU "number"
  1. 95. Non-CU member

* Enter name of person: [enter text] _____________

In what month was(were) the payment(s) made? [enter text] _____________
* Enter 13 for a continuous expense

What was the total amount paid? [enter value] _____________
* For continuous payments, do not include expenses for the current month

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined expense

What is the "care/service/item" combined with?
* * Enter all that apply

  1. Eye examinations, treatment, or surgery
  2. Purchase of eye glasses or contact lenses
  3. Dental care
  4. Inpatient hospital room
  5. Inpatient hospital services
  6. Services by medical professionals other than physicians
  7. Physician services
  8. Lab tests or x-rays
  9. Care in convalescent or nursing homes
  10. Other medical care
  11. Hearing aids
  12. Prescribed medicines or prescribed drugs
  13. Rental of supportive or convalescent equipment
  14. Purchase of supportive or convalescent equipment
  15. Rental of medical or surgical equipment for general use
  16. Purchase of medical or surgical equipment for general use
  17. Misc. combined (unable to specify/DK)

Did you or any members of your CU make any other payments for the "care/service/item"?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 15A

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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2005

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