Update Notes

MEPS HC-118F: 2008 Outpatient Visits File

Update #3: 11/22/13

STATA Programming Statements have been added.

Update #2: 07/29/11

The documentation for H118F, 2008 Outpatient Visits File, has been updated to reflect that OPDATEDD, day of visit, is no longer removed from the 2007 Outpatient 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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