This public use release is one in a series of public use event files drawn from the 2004 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household (HC) and Medical Provider Components (MPC). This release contains 2 data files each of which is provided as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements and as a SAS transport file. File 1 is used for linking the MEPS 2004 condition file (HC-087) with the MEPS 2004 event files (HC-085A through HC-085H); File 2 is used for linking the MEPS 2004 prescribed medicines event file (HC-085A) with other 2004 event files. This release also includes two tables provided as PDF files: Table 1, the "MEPS 2004 Condition-Event Frequency" table contains unweighted and weighted counts of records on the MEPS 2004 event files for each of the condition, procedure and clinical classification codes on the MEPS 2004 condition file; Table 2, the "MEPS 2004 Utilization and Expenditures Summary" table contains statistics for all of the utilization and expenditure variables contained on the MEPS 2004 person-level and event-level files.
*The PDF version of the codebook is recommended for printing; the HTML version is database driven and lets you navigate quickly to details on each variable.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.