This public use release is one in a series of public use event files drawn from the 2008 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 2008 condition file (HC-120) with the MEPS 2008 event files (HC-118A through HC-118H); File 2 is used for linking the MEPS 2008 prescribed medicines event file (HC-118A) with other 2008 event files. This release also includes one table provided as PDF file: Table 1, the "MEPS 2008 Condition-Event Frequency" table contains unweighted and weighted counts of records on the MEPS 2008 event files for each of the condition, procedure and clinical classification codes on the MEPS 2008 condition file.
*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.