MEPS Home Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Font Size:
Contact MEPS FAQ Site Map  
S
M
L
XL
spacer
 :: Survey Background
 :: Workshops & Events
 :: Data Release Schedule
 :: Household
 :: Insurance/Employer
 :: Medical Provider
 :: Survey Questionnaires
 Data and Statistics
 :: Data Overview
 :: MEPS Topics
 :: Publications Search
 :: Summary Data Tables
 :: MEPSnet Query Tools
 :: Data Files
 :: Data Centers
 Communication
 :: What's New
 :: Mailing List
 :: Discussion Forum
 :: Participants' Corner

 

 

image with the text: Customize Generating statistics, please wait printing tips - picture of printer
Printing Tips
Table 6: Emergency Room Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2014
Facility And SBD Expenses
Population Characteristic Population
(in thousands)
Percent
with
expense
Per person with an expense Total
Expenses
(in millions)
Percent distribution of total expenses by source of payment
Median Mean Out of
pocket
Private
insurance a
Medicare Medicaid Other b
Total 318,440 13.4 749 1,533 65,362 9.0 48.5 20.3 10.2 12.0
Age in years  
Under 65 270,479 12.1 755 1,597 52,328 10.2 56.0 7.9 12.4 13.4
Under 5 19,912 16.0 449 803 2,562 13.0* 44.0 0.1* 29.3 13.6*
5-17 53,888 10.0 544 967 5,233 13.4 46.7 0.2* 33.1 6.6
18-44 112,965 11.8 809 1,572 20,977 10.5 55.3 2.9 12.5 18.8
45-64 83,714 12.9 987 2,176 23,556 9.0 60.1 14.9 6.0 10.1
65 and over 47,961 20.6 739 1,321 13,035 4.1 18.0 70.0 1.4 6.5
Sex  
Male 155,866 12.3 739 1,568 30,046 10.4 52.3 16.0 9.0 12.3
Female 162,574 14.4 755 1,504 35,316 7.8 45.2 23.9 11.2 11.8
Race/ethnicity  
Hispanic 55,840 11.6 602 1,249 8,091 10.1 43.5 8.0 22.3 16.2
White, Non-Hispanic 194,571 13.7 838 1,688 44,876 9.1 50.8 23.9 6.2 10.0
Black, Non-Hispanic 38,926 17.3 577 1,268 8,548 8.2 42.6 14.8 18.0 16.4
Amer. Indian/AK Native/Multi. Races, non-Hisp. 11,040 16.5 657 1,317 2,393 6.3* 42.6 10.9* 18.8 21.4
Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 18,063 5.7 794 1,422 1,453 10.7 47.3 23.9* 8.0* 10.1*
Health insurance status c  
<65, Any private 182,184 10.1 1,097 2,043 37,662 9.7 77.9 2.6* 1.6 8.3
<65, Public only 57,233 20.2 432 968 11,173 4.3 0.0* 28.3 52.8 14.6
<65, Uninsured 31,063 9.0 585 1,251 3,492 35.1 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 64.9
65+, Medicare only 16,406 22.7 668 1,306 4,869 6.1 0.0* 84.7 0.0* 9.1
65+, Medicare and private 25,605 18.6 864 1,431 6,814 3.3 32.1 59.3 0.0* 5.3*
65+, Medicare and other public 5,096 26.0 529 895 1,188 0.6* 0.0* 80.9 14.7 3.8*
65+, No Medicare -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Poverty status d  
Negative or Poor 47,182 20.2 466 1,233 11,755 4.8 32.4 18.8 27.5 16.5
Near-poor 14,819 19.3 568 1,144 3,271 5.7 24.0 45.5 16.9 8.0
Low income 44,510 16.0 586 1,263 8,968 8.9 24.7 35.5 13.5 17.4
Middle income 92,119 11.6 879 1,595 17,019 9.5 55.0 17.4 6.8 11.3
High income 119,811 10.4 1,109 1,950 24,348 11.2 63.7 14.0 2.2* 8.9
Census Region  
Northeast 56,441 14.5 745 1,505 12,326 6.9 45.4 22.0 11.2 14.4
Midwest 67,894 14.1 711 1,373 13,149 10.9 46.9 22.0 10.3 10.0
South 118,991 13.4 751 1,515 24,065 8.9 44.2 24.2 9.0 13.7
West 75,114 12.0 842 1,762 15,823 9.2 58.7 11.5 11.3 9.3
Perceived Health Status  
Excellent 103,482 8.0 691 1,300 10,790 10.7 46.4 11.7 12.7 18.5
Very Good 102,672 10.6 764 1,396 15,149 10.6 57.5 12.5 7.5 11.8
Good 77,142 16.7 755 1,389 17,867 9.8 46.5 18.7 11.7 13.2
Fair 26,230 27.6 734 1,852 13,414 7.5 54.5 20.9 8.5 8.5
Poor 8,397 39.6 937 2,428 8,067 4.1* 28.8 48.2 11.7 7.2*
Missing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Standard Errors for Table 6: Emergency Room Services-Median and Mean Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2014
Facility And SBD Expenses
Population Characteristic Population
(in thousands)
Percent
with
expense
Per person with an expense Total
Expenses
(in millions)
Percent distribution of total expenses by source of payment
Median Mean Out of
pocket
Private
insurance a
Medicare Medicaid Other b
Total 0.3 20 58 3,207 0.7 2.6 2.0 0.8 1.3
Age in years  
Under 65 0.3 23 73 3,015 0.8 2.9 2.0 1.1 1.6
Under 5 1.1 45 97 428 4.3* 4.3 0.1* 5.0 5.7*
5-17 0.5 53 77 546 2.0 5.0 0.1* 4.7 1.6
18-44 0.4 34 98 1,725 1.1 3.2 0.7 1.4 2.8
45-64 0.5 64 200 2,422 1.2 4.5 4.3 1.0 1.6
65 and over 0.9 46 91 1,029 0.5 2.9 2.7 0.2 1.2
Sex  
Male 0.4 27 78 1,881 0.9 2.7 1.8 1.1 1.4
Female 0.4 29 89 2,528 0.7 3.6 3.1 1.2 1.8
Race/ethnicity  
Hispanic 0.4 44 77 725 1.7 4.2 1.1 2.4 2.9
White, Non-Hispanic 0.4 33 95 2,938 0.8 3.4 2.7 0.9 1.7
Black, Non-Hispanic 0.5 30 75 774 1.2 3.2 2.6 1.8 2.2
Amer. Indian/AK Native/Multi. Races, non-Hisp. 1.4 41 141 442 2.5* 7.6 4.8* 5.0 5.8
Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic 0.6 98 204 282 1.9 8.1 9.1* 2.5* 4.3*
Health insurance status c  
<65, Any private 5,340 0.3 57 121 2,730 0.9 2.6 1.2* 0.4 1.7
<65, Public only 2,222 0.7 20 95 1,250 0.9 0.0* 6.7 5.4 3.0
<65, Uninsured 1,296 0.7 83 126 455 5.3 0.0* 0.0* 0.0* 5.3
65+, Medicare only 768 1.4 77 151 678 1.2 0.0* 2.0 0.0* 1.9
65+, Medicare and private 1,141 1.2 81 137 727 0.6 4.4 4.3 0.0* 1.7*
65+, Medicare and other public 315 1.9 62 81 155 0.2* 0.0* 2.1 2.1 1.5*
65+, No Medicare -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Poverty status d  
Negative or Poor 0.7 26 170 1,845 1.0 9.4 3.5 4.2 3.0
Near-poor 1.4 72 117 438 1.5 5.4 6.2 2.8 2.0
Low income 0.8 46 160 1,209 1.6 3.8 7.9 2.2 3.7
Middle income 0.4 44 99 1,447 1.0 4.1 2.8 1.5 2.2
High income 0.5 84 123 1,988 1.1 3.1 2.1 1.0* 2.3
Census Region  
Northeast 0.8 61 101 1,102 0.9 5.8 4.2 2.3 4.1
Midwest 0.6 50 111 1,235 1.6 4.8 4.2 1.7 1.9
South 0.5 30 96 2,005 0.9 3.5 3.9 1.2 1.7
West 0.6 57 156 1,775 1.8 6.3 2.0 1.9 2.8
Perceived Health Status  
Excellent 3,309 0.4 38 97 1,017 1.2 4.2 3.3 2.3 4.7
Very Good 2,697 0.4 40 84 1,213 1.1 2.9 2.2 0.8 2.1
Good 2,263 0.6 46 86 1,391 1.1 3.0 1.8 1.6 1.6
Fair 954 1.1 60 252 1,982 1.6 6.7 3.9 1.6 1.6
Poor 454 2.3 114 375 1,419 1.3* 7.5 8.5 2.9 2.3*
Missing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

a Private insurance includes Tricare (Armed-Forces-related coverage).
b Other includes other public programs such as Department of Veterans Affairs (except Tricare); other Federal sources (Indian Health Service, military treatment facilities, and other care provided by the Federal Government); other State and local sources (community and neighborhood clinics, State and local health departments, and State programs other than Medicaid); and other public (Medicaid payments reported for persons who were not enrolled in the Medicaid program at any time during the year). Other also includes Worker's Compensation; other unclassified sources (e.g., automobile, homeowner's, liability, and other miscellaneous or unknown sources); and other private insurance (any type of private insurance payments reported for persons without private health insurance coverage during the year, as defined in MEPS).
c Uninsured refers to persons uninsured during the entire year. Public and private health insurance categories refer to individuals with public or private insurance at any time during the period; individuals with both public and private insurance and those with Tricare (Armed-Forces-related coverage) are classified as having private insurance; 65+, No Medicare refers to persons age 65+ without Medicare but with private, or Medicaid, or uninsured.
d Poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor, over the poverty line through 125 percent of the poverty line; low income, over 125 percent through 200 percent of the poverty line; middle income, over 200 percent to 400 percent of the poverty line; and high income, over 400 percent of the poverty line.
† Standard error approximately zero because of poststratification to Census Bureau population control tables.
-- Less than 100 sample cases.
* Relative standard error equal to or greater than 30%.

Source: Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2014.


Internet Citation:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Emergency Room Services-Mean and Median Expenses per Person With Expense and Distribution of Expenses by Source of Payment: United States, 2014. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component Data. Generated interactively. (December 5, 2019)
Back to topGo back to top
AHRQ
Get Social
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: (301) 427-1364
Improving the Quality, Safety, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Health Care For All Americans