Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical ExpendituresMedical 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.
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