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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
Upcoming Events
GSA Pre-Conference Workshop, November 5, 2014, Washington, D.C. Using Medical Expenditures Panel Survey Data in Gerontological Health Services Research.

APHA Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., New Orleans, LA. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Using MEPS Data in National and Regional Health Services Research.

New Data Files
This updated file provides combined variance stratum and PSU variables for use with pooled data from the MEPS Full Year 1996-2012 public use files MEPS HC-036: MEPS 1996-2012 Pooled Linkage Variance Estimation File.

This updated file provides balanced repeated replication (BRR) half-sample indicators for variance estimation for use with pooled or individual year data from the MEPS Full Year 1996-2012 public use files MEPS HC-036BRR: MEPS 1996-2012 Replicates for Variance Estimation File.

The 2012 Full Year Consolidated Data File (MEPS HC-155) consolidates all of the final 2012 person-level variables onto one file. This file contains demographic, health status, access to care, employment, quality of care, health insurance, income, and expenditure variables.

New Publications
This Statistical Brief focuses on the experiences of adult cancer survivors with their doctors or other health care providers and the discussions and suggestions they received about follow-up care and lifestyle changes after the cancer treatment. – From Statistical Brief 451: Experiences with Health Care Providers among Cancer Survivors, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011

New Tabular Data
2012 Expenditures by Medical Condition Tables and Expenditures by Medical Condition Tables for Two-Year Pooled Data, 2011-2012 are now available.

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

Health Data All-Star, 2013