Survey Core C: 2005 Patient Survey

Survey Core C: 2005 Patient Survey

The Center for Survey Research (CSR) worked with Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) to develop an instrument and conduct a survey of Medicare beneficiaries. The goal of the study was to better understand the causes and consequences of geographic variation in per capita expenditures for Medicare beneficiaries. This report of the methods employed in the patient survey centers on the national random sample, also referred to as the Nationwide Cross-Sectional Sample.

Methods-Nationwide Sample Only – FINAL

About Your Health Survey Spring 2005


Cutler D., Skinner J., Stern AD, Wennberg D. 2019. “Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending,” American Economic Journals: Economic Policy (February).

Fowler FJ, Gallagher PM, Anthony DL, Larsen K, Skinner JS.  “Relationship Between Regional Per Capita Medicare Expenditures and Patient Perceptions of Quality of Care.” JAMA 2008 299(20):2406-2412.

Sirovich B, Gallagher PM, Wennberg DE, and Fisher, ES. “Discretionary Decision Making By Primary Care Physicians And The Cost of U.S. Health Care.”  Health Affairs 2008 27(3):813-823.

Data Sets for Download available in three different formats (SPSS, STATA and SAS) also included is a Patient Survey Codebook. Please contact for data files.