A B S T R A C T Spending on medical care is a large and growing component of GDP. There are well-known measurement problems that are estimated to overstate inflation and understate real growth for this sector by as much as 1-1/2 percentage points per year. Because of its size, this would translate into an overstatement of inflation for the overall economy… (More)
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Using a total-expenditure scope and adjusting for utilizations under a treatment concept for measuring health care costs slows down the rate of growth of medical prices; the downside is that most of the saving is seen in insurance benefit payments and not in out-of-pocket payments or lower insurance premiums for consumers Ralph Bradley is a research… (More)
The staff of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has conducted research on a variety of potential uses of electronic point-of-sale data in production of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This paper summarizes the results of the BLS research. The BLS research has focused on the potential for scanner data to account for product and outlet substitutions in some… (More)
Although scanner price quotes and expenditures have great promise in improving the Consumer Price Index (CPI), their use has introduced new problems. One major problem confronting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the treatment of an item that experiences no purchases during a particular time period. Either a price can be explicitly imputed for this… (More)
(DOJ) and administered by the Michigan State Police. Points of view or opinions contained within this document do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the DOJ. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nationally, the number of people with serious mental illness (SMI) in jails ranges from 6 to 36 percent. Some refer to jails as the last mental health… (More)
was established in 1959. It was at a time when a major transformation in Florida's higher education system was occurring at The Florida State University. The university had evolved from Florida State College for Women just 12 years before. The university enrolled just 8,179 students that fall. There was a continuing air of excitement on campus. The state… (More)
Investigated the relationships among motivation for drug abuse, successful rehabilitation, and personality/demographic variables. The Ss, 20 airmen who had completed successfully a local USAF Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Program, were administered the 16PF Qestionnaire, the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, and the Sensation Seeking Scale. Multivariate correlative… (More)