172472 MEPS Weights and Estimation

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 4:00 PM

Steven Machlin, MS , Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
The appropriate use of weights, and how the use of weights, are mandatory for generating nationally representative estimates with MEPS data will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the availability and usage of different weights on MEPS public use files.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked as a statistician on MEPS for 11 years.
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.