Online Program

MEPS Web Based Tools Demonstration and Exercise

Sunday, November 1, 2015 : 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

William Carroll, MA, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
This proposed session will focus on the interactive data tools available on the MEPS website. The MEPSnet Query Tool and the Summary Data Tables will be introduced. A hands-on demonstration of the MEPSnet Query Tool will illustrate the selection of the appropriate data source (year), variables, record selection (population) and then apply the desired descriptive statistical tools to produce nationally or regionally representative estimates. The second part of the presentation will include a demonstration of the customizing process for the summary data tables available on the MEPS website. Open discussion for each step of the presentation will be encouraged.

Learning Areas:

Biostatistics, economics
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify the contents of the MEPS web site as it relates to MEPS online data tools. Demonstrate how to calculate health care expenditures for a given year and/or selected demographic characteristics using the MEPSnet Query or the Summary Data Table tools.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on the MEPS survey for the past 14 years. Additionally, I have served as MEPS workshop faculty over the past ten years on numerous occasions.
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.