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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component Public Use Files

Metadata Updated: July 26, 2023

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (HC) collects data from a sample of families and individuals in selected communities across the United States, drawn from a nationally representative subsample of households that participated in the prior year's National Health Interview Survey (conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics). During the household interviews, MEPS collects detailed information for each person in the household on the following: demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, use of medical services, charges and source of payments, access to care, satisfaction with care, health insurance coverage, income, and employment. The panel design of the survey, which features several rounds of interviewing, makes it possible to determine how changes in respondents' health status, income, employment, eligibility for public and private insurance coverage, use of services, and payment for care are related. Public Use Files for Household data are available on the MEPS website.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023
Publisher Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health & Human Services
Maintainer
Identifier 0855a432-ecad-4c56-8734-76bac1184345
Data First Published 2021-02-13
Data Last Modified 2023-07-26
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:33
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Dictionary https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files.jsp
Harvest Object Id 53cb7cc6-856d-430b-9927-9cd7c1bca4d0
Harvest Source Id 651e43b2-321c-4e4c-b86a-835cfc342cb0
Harvest Source Title Healthdata.gov
Homepage URL https://meps.ahrq.gov
Program Code 009:072
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 370cf6a58735aa83679a452660ea9101367fcc50
Source Schema Version 1.1

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