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   Projecting National Medical Expenditure Survey Data: A Framework for MEPS Projections
Product type:
   Methodology Report 13
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date (print version):
   February 2002
Web posting date:
   March 7, 2002
   This report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) describes the procedures used to project data from the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) household survey to future years. The 1987 NMES, sponsored by the National Center for Health Services Research, AHRQ's predecessor agency, provided extensive information on health expenditures by or on behalf of American families and individuals, the financing of these expenditures, and use of services. NMES data have been "aged" based on more recent household population estimates from government sources and data from the National Health Accounts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The NMES data were released in public use data sets projected to the years 1996 and 2005. This report describes the categories of expenditures and payment sources in the projected data, the population and expenditure reweighting procedures, and alignment of the 1987 NMES to the 1987 National Health Accounts.
Pub #:
   AHRQ Pub. No. 02-0009
   John F. Moeller, Steven B. Cohen, Edward Hock, Devi Katikineni, Patrick Purcell, Brian Rowland, Thomas Selden, Marie N. Stagnitti, Daniel Zabinski
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
MEPS Topics:
   Employment Status, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Expenditures
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   data_files/publications/mr13/mr13.pdf (377 KB)
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