Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) (ICPSR 200)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), which began in 1996, is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers (doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc.), and employers across the United States. MEPS collects data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they were paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of health insurance held by and available to the U.S. workers.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    health care, health care costs, health care delivery, health care services, health insurance, health services utilization, insurance coverage, service providers

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (through the link provided) for details on obtaining the data and documentation.

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