The Health Insurance Study is a social experiment investigating the effects of different health care financing arrangements (differing coinsurance rates and deductibles, and fee-for-service practice versus prepaid group practice) on the use of medical services, individual health status, satisfaction with care, and quality of care. This report describes the medical screening examination administered to a random sample of HIS participants at enrollment in the study and to all participants at exit from the study. A medical history questionnaire was also completed by all enrollees. Criteria for screening test selection and administration are discussed, and technical descriptions of screening examination test procedures given.
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