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Participants' Corner

Here at the Participantsí Corner you will find information explaining how you were chosen to participate in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and why it is critical for you to respond to this important health care survey, as well as specific examples of how the survey data are used. Even if you are not one of our survey respondents, you are invited to browse the Participantsí Corner to learn more about this important survey.

First, a letter of thanks to MEPS survey respondents from the directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Center for Health Statistics.
 
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Welcome to the participants' corner of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Web site. MEPS is a nationwide study of health care use and expenditures conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both sponsors are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

You can make a valuable contribution to the understanding of our nation's health care system. The information you provide will help those concerned with health policy, in both the public and the private sectors, better understand the country's health care needs and how best to meet them.

We thank you for your participation!

Sincerely,
Carolyn M. Clancy, MD
Director
Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
Edward J. Sondik, PhD
Director
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
     

To learn more about the study and your role in it, select from the following categories: For examples of how MEPS data are used, go to Publications and Summary Data Tables.



 

 
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