Sept. 22-23: MEPS Data Users' Workshop

AHRQ is conducting a free 2-day hands-on Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Data Users’ Workshop September 22 and 23.

Day one of this workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the MEPS data including information about survey design and file content and the construction of analytic files. Particular emphasis will be on health care utilization, expenditures, and medical conditions.

Day two will give participants hands-on experience. A laptop computer will be provided to each participant. The participants will apply the knowledge gained from the previous day's lectures and work with programmers and analysts on MEPS data. They will learn how to identify and pull together variables to build a data file to answer their research questions. Sample SAS exercises will be demonstrated. There will be time allotted for open discussion and for answering specific research questions from participants. To fully benefit from the second day, participants should have some prior knowledge of MEPS. A basic knowledge of SAS is desirable but not essential.

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Page last reviewed August 2014
Internet Citation: Sept. 22-23: MEPS Data Users' Workshop . August 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/mepsworkshop.html