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Household Participant

In the Participant's Corner, you will find information on organizing your family's health care information to prepare for the interviews and see examples of how the survey data are used. Select from the following topics to learn more about the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and your special role within it:

  • Icon of movie clap board  Your Role in Shaping the Nation's Health: Watch this short 5 minute video presentation about MEPS and find out what it means to be a survey participant.

    Closed captioning is available in English and en Espanol. Accessible transcripts are also available in English (PDF, 34 KB/HTM) and en Espanol (PDF, 31 KB/HTM).

  • Background: Read an overview of the purpose and history of MEPS and learn more about the organizations sponsoring the study.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Learn how the study is being conducted and the benefits of your continued participation.

  • Schedule of Events: Find out when interviews are being conducted.

  • Preparing for Your Interview (PDF, 251 KB): Review tips for making your interview go more smoothly. The survey provides a record keeper so that, as a MEPS participant, you can easily track your health care and provider information. See FAQ #9 How can I best prepare for my interview? to download a copy of the MEPS Record Keeper.

  • MEPS Publications (PDF, 1.3 MB/HTM): Read publications containing more detailed information about the study's findings.

If you have any questions, please call Alex Scott on the MEPS Hotline at 1-800-945-MEPS (6377) or send an e-mail to