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No, medical conditions are reported by household respondents and are not validated with diagnoses or conditions reported by the provider in the (MPC) Medical Provider Component. Several published papers have addressed the comparability of household and provider reports of medical conditions. These include the following:

Steven R. Machlin, M.S., and Amy K. Taylor, Ph.D., Methodology Report #9: Design, Methods, and Field Results of the 1996 MEPS Medical Provider Component, by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Stagnitti, Marie N., Beauregard, Karen, and Solis, Amy, Methodology Report #23: Design, Methods, and Field Results of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Medical Provider Component (MEPS MPC)—2006 Calendar Year Data

 

 

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