Slide 4.

Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Slide 4. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Data resources:
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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Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 4.: Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/cohenmeyers/cohenmeyerssl4.html