Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Annual Survey of 14,000 households:
- Provides national and state estimates (most populous) of health care use, expenditures, insurance coverage, sources of payment, access to care and health care quality.
Permits studies of:
- Distribution of expenditures and sources of payment.
- Role of demographics, family structure, insurance.
- Expenditures for specific conditions.
- Trends over time.
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