This public use data file is one in a series of event-level public use data files drawn from the 2020 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (HC). The Home Health File contains household-reported information on home health visits including the type of provider, type of services received, length of the visit, reason for the visit, expenditures, and sources of payment. Released as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R programming statements and in a SAS transport file, a SAS V9 file, a XLSX file, and a Stata file, this public use file provides information on home health care for a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and can be used to make estimates of the utilizations and expenditures associated with home health care during the 2020 calendar year. This file consists of MEPS survey data obtained Rounds 6-7 for Panel 23, Rounds 3-5 for Panel 24, and Rounds 1-3 for Panel 25 (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2020). This year, 2020, is the first data year to include three panels of data; Panel 23 was extended to include Rounds 6 and 7.
For more details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the MEPS GitHub page.
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