172473 Steps to Developing an Analytic file for a MEPS Research Project/Q&A and Evaluations

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 4:45 PM

Jeffrey A. Rhoades, PhD , Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
This session will describe how to find the information necessary to initiate a MEPS research project. Information on locating the MEPS questionnaires, lists of available variables, codebook and documentation will be presented. Participants will be able to successfully navigate the “download data files” section of the MEPS web site.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will be able to describe how to download and interpret MEPS file documentation and codebooks.

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.