Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is the only national data source measuring how Americans use and pay for medical care, health insurance, and out-of-pocket spending. Annual surveys of individuals and families, as well as their health care providers, provide data on health status, the use of medical services, charges, insurance coverage, and satisfaction with care. It allows the calculation of valid estimates of health care costs, utilization, and insurance coverage and access at the national level and within the four Census regions (Northeast, Midwest, South and West). Conducted by AHRQ.
MEPSnet is an online, menu-driven data analysis interface that allows users to create tables and compute simple statistic using HC and IC data. Data are available from the years 1996-1999.
Use the MEPSnet tools to search for or generate specific estimates of interest for either the MEPS-HC or MEPS-IC.