Appendix B: Detailed Methods
This appendix provides detailed methodological and statistical information about selected databases analyzed for the 2008
National Healthcare Disparities Report.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
Current as of December 2009
National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2008. Appendix B, Detailed Methods. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhdr08/methods/