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MEPS HC-160F: 2013 Outpatient Visits File
Release date: July 2015

This public use file is one in a series of event-level public use files drawn from the 2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (HC). Released as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA program statements and in SAS transport format, the Outpatient Visits File provides detailed information on outpatient visits. Data are gathered from a nationally representative sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States and can be used to make estimates of outpatient utilizations and expenditures for calendar year 2013. Each record represents one, household-reported, outpatient visit reported during the 2013 portion of round 3 and rounds 4 and 5 for Panel 17, as well as rounds 1, 2 and the 2013 portion of round 3 for Panel 18 of the survey (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2013). The Outpatient Visits Public Use Data File contains characteristics associated with the outpatient visit such as the date of the visit, whether or not a doctor was seen, type of care received , type of services provided , expenditures, and sources of payment.



Documentation PDF (302 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (95 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (48 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (18 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (23 KB)

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (425 KB) / EXE (455 KB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (559 KB) / EXE (559 KB)


Questionnaires — see Survey Questionnaires
*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.

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