This public use release is one in a series of public use event files drawn from the 2019 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household (HC) and Medical Provider Components (MPC). This release contains two data files, the condition-event link file (CLNK) and the prescribed medicines-event link file (RXLK), both of which are provided in ASCII (with related SAS, SPSS, R, and Stata programming statements and data user information) and SAS data set, SAS transport file, Stata data set, and Excel file versions. File 1, the H213IFI or CLNK file, is used for linking the MEPS 2019 Conditions file (HC-214) with the MEPS 2019 event files (HC-213A through HC-213H); File 2, the H213IF2 or RXLK file, is used for linking the MEPS 2019 prescribed medicines event file (HC-213A) with other MEPS 2019 event 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.