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MEPS-MPC Response Rates
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These tables contain a summary of the response rates, refusal rates, and other nonresponse rates since 1996 for the various types of medical providers included in the MPC. Refusal rates include unwillingness to accept signed permission forms. Other nonresponse rates include providers that could not be located or had no record of the patient.

Select a provider type and year for tables that break down the response rate by provider type:

2016 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

85.1

8.1

6.8

Office-based providers

86.1

7.0

6.9

HMOs

76.6

-

23.4

Home care providers

84.1

11.1

4.8

Institutions

90.8

4.6

4.6

SBDs

53.9

5.0

41.2

Pharmacies

85.0

6.7

8.3


2015 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

80.5

9.3

10.2

Office-based providers

84.5

8.2

7.3

HMOs

74.2

-

25.8

Home care providers

79.6

10.6

9.8

Institutions

88.8

5.2

6.0

SBDs

56.7

4.8

38.5

Pharmacies

83.2

2.3

14.5


2014 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

83.5

4.5

12.0

Office-based providers

86.3

5.1

0.0

HMOs

70.5

-

29.5

Home care providers

85.6

7.5

6.9

Institutions

91.9

3.7

4.4

SBDs

50.9

3.4

45.7

Pharmacies

79.2

2.9

17.9


2013 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

86.5

7.4

6.1

Office-based providers

88.6

6.0

5.4

HMOs

64.3

33.1

2.3

Home care providers

84.6

9.7

5.8

Institutions

90.2

4.5

5.3

SBDs

55.5

3.5

41.0

Pharmacies

76.3

7.2

16.5


2012 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

84.6

3.2

12.2

Office-based providers

86.8

5.6

7.6

HMOs

71.5

5.6

22.9

Home care providers

84.9

8.0

7.2

Institutions

89.5

5.3

5.3

SBDs

57.6

1.9

40.5

Pharmacies

74.3

3.0

22.6


2011 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

90.9

4.3

4.7

Office-based providers

88.7

5.7

5.6

HMOs

85.6

-

14.4

Home care providers

88.9

3.6

7.5

Institutions

90.0

5.6

4.4

SBDs

44.1

3.3

52.5

Pharmacies

73.0

2.2

24.8


2010 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

82.5

5.5

12.0

Office-based providers

80.1

7.3

12.6

HMOs

79.1

-

20.9

Home care providers

77.3

10.6

12.1

Institutions

88.0

5.4

6.5

SBDs

55.2

11.2

33.6

Pharmacies

66.1

2.0

31.9


2009 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

89.0

1.2

9.8

Office-based providers

80.1

0.3

22.7

HMOs

-

-

-

Home care providers

86.1

5.3

8.6

Institutions

92.1

3.0

5.0

SBDs

68.3

8.1

23.6

Pharmacies

68.9

5.0

26.2


2008 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

94.6

2.2

3.5

Office-based providers

89.1

6.7

5.4

HMOs

97

0

3.1

Home care providers

90.1

7.7

3.2

Institutions

94.4

4.4

1.5

SBDs

86

9.7

6.6

Pharmacies

75.6

27.1

5


2007 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

94.4

2.3

3.3

Office-based providers

87.5

7.7

4.8

HMOs

92.3

3.6

4.1

Home care providers

88.3

6

5.7

Institutions

93

4.2

2.8

SBDs

87.4

7.2

5.4

Pharmacies

79.7

16.5

3.8


2006 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

94.1

2.2

3.7

Office-based providers

86.9

7.4

5.7

HMOs

92

4.2

3.8

Home care providers

85.6

8

6.5

Institutions

80.8

11.5

7.7

SBDs

82.3

11.1

6.6

Pharmacies

79.9

14.9

5.2


2005 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

93.1

2.6

4.3

Office-based providers

85.9

8.6

5.5

HMOs

96.3

1.2

2.5

Home care providers

81

11.1

8

Institutions

96.3

.9

2.8

SBDs

84.6

7.5

7.7

Pharmacies

78.7

16.7

4.6


2004 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

92

2.7

5.3

Office-based providers

86.4

7.6

6

HMOs

89.2

5.6

5.2

Home care providers

80.9

10.8

8.3

Institutions

91

5.6

3.4

SBDs

84

7.6

8.4

Pharmacies

79.4

15.9

4.7


2003 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

89.8

4.7

5.5

Office-based providers

83.5

9.5

7

HMOs

87.6

3.2

9.2

Home care providers

85

6.8

8.2

Institutions

94.5

2.7

2.7

SBDs

82.8

10.4

6.8

Pharmacies

72.9

20

10.6


2002 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

90

4.8

4.5

Office-based providers

83.7

9.7

6.6

HMOs

89.9

5.5

4.7

Home care providers

82.3

9.3

8.4

Institutions

91.3

5.8

2.9

SBDs

77.3

12.1

10.6

Pharmacies

79

12.2

8.8


2001 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

91.2

3.8

5

Office-based providers

85

6.9

8.1

HMOs

89.9

2.1

6.6

Home care providers

85.1

6

4.6

Institutions

93.4

7.9

0

SBDs

79.5

9.4

11.1

Pharmacies

76.1

11.3

12.6


2000 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

91

3.7

5.4

Office-based providers

86.4

7.1

6.5

HMOs

92.9

3.5

3.5

Home care providers

85.8

6.8

7.5

Institutions

85

6.7

8.3

SBDs

84

6.5

9.4

Pharmacies

82

7.8

10.2


1999 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

92.6

3.6

3.7

Office-based providers

88.8

5.3

5.8

HMOs

87.6

8

4.4

Home care providers

84

8.2

7.8

Institutions

77.3

18.2

4.5

SBDs

84.2

6.1

9.7

Pharmacies

82.2

7.9

9.9


1998 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

93.9

2.5

3.7

Office-based providers

86.1

4.3

9.6

HMOs

87.1

10.3

2.6

Home care providers

82

8.9

9.1

Institutions

75.4

16.9

7.7

SBDs

86.2

6.3

7.5

Pharmacies

83.8

8.4

7.9


1997 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

89.4

5.8

4.8

Office-based providers

87.1

5.3

6.9

HMOs

71.7

9

19.3

Home care providers

83.4

9

7.6

Institutions

82.7

10.7

6.7

SBDs

88.5

10.4

1.2

Pharmacies

70

6.8

23.2


1996 Provider Types

Pair-Level Response rates

Pair-Level Refusal rates

Other Pair-Level Nonresponse rates

Hospitals

95.1

2.1

2.8

Office-based providers

88.1

6.9

5.1

HMOs

80.5

8.5

11

Home care providers

87.5

6.2

6.2

Institutions

96

4

0

SBDs

94.9

4.2

.9

Pharmacies

72.2

6.1

21.7


 

 
   Page last revised:  Aug 23, 2017