172456 MEPS Medical Conditions Data

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 9:15 AM

Steven Machlin, MS , Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
The MEPS data collection methodology as it pertains to the medical condition data collected in the MEPS will be discussed. Information collected about chronic and acute conditions, coding, linkage of conditions to events and prescribed drugs, priority conditions asked in the priority condition section of the questionnaire, and caveats of the medical conditions collected in MEPS will be discussed. Research examples using MEPS condition data will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to describe the data collection and editing methodology of MEPS as it relates to the medical condition data.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked as a statistician on the MEPS since 1996.
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.