192433 MEPS Use and Expenditure Data

Saturday, November 7, 2009: 11:00 AM

Steven R. Machlin, MS , Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
The purpose of this presentation is to provide information regarding the details of the expenditure and source of payment data, and other visit level information included on the eight MEPS public use event files produced annually: inpatient stays, emergency room, outpatient, office-based, and dental visits. Also included will be home health, prescribed medicines and other medical expenses. Summary person level use and expenditure variables will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
Identify eight different MEPS event files. Describe the usage of two MEPS event files. Compare the differences and similarities between two MEPs event files.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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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.