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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
Analytical Tools
New interface for redesigned MEPS tables is now live! AHRQ has redesigned the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component summary tables to be more user friendly. The interface has been revamped to make navigation easier through multiple queries. New features include the ability to view trends over time, automated plot generation, and R and SAS code to replicate the selected tables. The online summary tables now provide an interactive platform that allows users to quickly access summary estimates at the national level on household medical utilization and expenditures, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, health insurance coverage, access to care and satisfaction with care, medical conditions, and prescribed medicine purchases.

The MEPS summary tables have been updated with 2016 data.

New Publications
MEPS Insurance Component Chartbook 2017 This chartbook provides both single-year and multiyear trend analyses using private-sector MEPS-IC data from 2004 to 2017. To best convey key information from the MEPS-IC, the report is presented in five sections: Health Insurance Offer Rates; Employee Eligibility and Enrollment; Health Insurance Premiums; Employee and Employer Premium Contributions; and Employee Cost Sharing. Each section provides charts and discussion with links to MEPS-IC data tables that contain the estimates and standard errors for each exhibit.

Statistical Brief 517: Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty and Insurance Type, 2016 This Statistical Brief provides descriptive statistics for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population illustrating variation in both total payments (expenses) and out-of-pocket payments per office-based physician visit across selected specialty types in 2016. In addition, variation within specialty type by insurance coverage is also presented.

Statistical Brief 516: Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Non-Elderly Adults in 2015-2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics This Statistical Brief presents estimates from the 2015 and 2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component of fills of prescriptions for opioid medications that are commonly used to treat pain. The sample includes all non-elderly adults (ages 18 to 64) in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population.

Statistical Brief 515: Any Use and Frequent Use of Opioids among Elderly Adults in 2015-2016, by Socioeconomic Characteristics This Statistical Brief presents estimates from the 2015 and 2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component of fills of prescriptions for opioid medications that are commonly used to treat pain. The sample includes all elderly adults (ages 65 and older) in the U.S. noninstitutionalized population.


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