This MEPS public use release is one in a series of data releases drawn from the 1997-2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (HC). This release contains four Person Round Plan (PRPL) files, one for each year 1997 (File 1) through 2000 (File 4). The HC-047 files contains records for persons insured through establishments providing hospital/physician, medigap, dental or prescription medication coverage and includes variables pertaining to managed care and satisfaction with plan coverage. These are designed to facilitate research on the sometimes complex and dynamic relationships between consumers and their private insurance. Released as ASCII files with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements, and in SAS Transport format, the PRPL files are not person-level files and linking a PRPL file to a MEPS full year person-level file (e.g., HC-038 for year 2000) requires users making analytic decisions based on understanding the complexity of the PRPL file.
For more information, see MEPS HC-054: 1999 and 2000 MEPS HC Survey Data.
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