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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. Learn more about MEPS.

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MEPS Topics
bullet Access to Health Care bullet Health Insurance bullet Prescription Drugs
bullet Children's Health bullet Medical Conditions bullet Projected Data/Expenditures
bullet Children's Insurance Coverage bullet Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP bullet Quality of Health Care
bullet Elderly Health Care bullet Men's Health bullet State and Metro Area Estimates
bullet Health Care Costs/Expenditures bullet Mental Health bullet The Uninsured
bullet Health Care Disparities bullet Obesity bullet Women's Health
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What's New Highlights
Data Files
The 2000-2011 Employment Variables PUF has been expanded to include data for 2012. The variables on this file are fully-imputed versions of selected employment variables from the full-year 2000-2012 consolidated public use files: MEPS HC-131: 2000-2012 Employment Variables File.

New Publications
This Statistical Brief provides descriptive statistics from a survey of parents' responses to questions in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey regarding their experiences while obtaining health care for their children. These particular questions are drawn from the health plan version of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®), an AHRQ-sponsored family of survey instruments designed to measure quality of care from the consumer's perspective. – From Statistical Brief 463: Parents' Experiences in Obtaining Health Care for Children, Ages 0-17, Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011

This Statistical Brief analyzes data from the MEPS-HC Self-Administered Questionnaire to estimate whether adults were able to get routine care appointments as soon as they thought they were needed, as well as the extent to which health care providers listened to patients and offered clear explanations to them. The estimates compare experiences by age, insurance, and poverty status. – From Statistical Brief 462: Experiences with Health Care Providers during Routine Care, Adult U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011

New Tabular Data
Several tabular data have been updated. Many of the tables are customizable for more in-depth research.

The updates include the 2012 Expenditures per Event by Health Care Service Type Tables and 2012 Quality of Care Tables. Additionally, 2012 Expenditures per Person by Health Care Service Tables, 2012 Access to Care Tables, and 2012 MEPSnet/Household Component Data can be accessed.

To access a list of all the latest items posted on our Web site, visit What's New.

Health Data All-Star, 2013