172444 MEPS Overview

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 8:15 AM

Jeffrey A. Rhoades, PhD , Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
The purpose of the overview is to provide important information on the basic structure of the MEPS survey. This overview will also provide information on different ways MEPS data can be used to answer health care research questions.

Learning Objectives:
The participants will be able to discuss the basic structure and information included in the MEPS survey. They will also be able to identify the strengths and limitations of using MEPS data files.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have acted as moderator/presenter for MEPS workshops over a dozen times in the past.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.