MEPS currently has two major components: the Household Component and the Insurance Component. This workshop will focus on the Household Component. The Household Component of MEPS provides data from individual households and their members regarding their demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, and use of medical services, charges and source of payments, access to care, health insurance coverage, income and employment.
This workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) along with lectures on medical conditions data and health care utilization, and expenditures. There will a hands-on session on working with MEPS online query tools, participants will benefit from having their laptops with them to access the MEPS website to follow along. There will also be time allotted for discussion of issues to keep in mind while working with MEPS data.
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