Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Description

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.

MEPS collects data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they are paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of private health insurance held by and available to the U.S. population.

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Westat

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: April 2008
Original Summary: November 2005
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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