This public use file is one in a series of event-level public use files released from the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC). Released as an ASCII data file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements and as a SAS transport file, this public use file provides information on the purchase of and expenditures for medical equipment, supplies, and other medical items for a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and can be used to make estimates of the utilization and expenditures associated with medical items for calendar year 1996.
This public use data set consists of two event-level data files. File 1 contains the type of medical equipment obtained and imputed expenditure variables. File 2 contains pre-imputed expenditure variables.
For more information, see MEPS HC-014: 1996 MEPS HC Survey Data.