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MEPS HC-118E: 2008 Emergency Room Visits File

Update #3: 11/22/13

STATA Programming Statements have been added.

Update #2: 07/29/11

The documentation for H118E, 2008 Emergency Room Visits File, has been updated to reflect that ERDATEDD, day of visit, is no longer removed from the 2007 Emergency Room Visits file.

Update #1: 11/12/10

The following files have been updated as of November 12, 2010:
HC-118F 2008 Outpatient Visits File

HC-118E 2008 Emergency Room Visits File

HC-118D 2008 Hospital Inpatient Stays File

For each file the day of the event has been added: OPDATEDD; ERDATEDD; IPBEGDD and IPENDDD, respectively.

In addition, a correction has been made to the weights for individuals age 65 and older. Any analyses done that includes this population prior to the weight correction will need to be repeated.

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