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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
Registration is now OPEN for the MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop. April 28–29, 2015, Rockville, MD. More details. . .

New Tabular Data
2013 Health Insurance tables from the MEPS Insurance Component are now available for civilian estimates and public-sector estimates.

New Data Files
An additional public use file has been added to the site and is now available: MEPS 2013 Full Year Population Characteristics (HC-157).

New Publications
Among the Medicare population age 65 and older in 2012, expenditures for the top five therapeutic classes totaled $61.4 billion and represented 68.5 percent of annual expenditures for prescription drugs. – From Statistical Brief 469: Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Older, 2012

Metabolic agents had the highest total expenses ($52.4 billion) among all therapeutic classes for adults age 18 and older. – From Statistical Brief 468: Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2012


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