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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers and others make care safer in all health care settings.
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The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
The MEPS Household Component fields questionnaires to individual household members to collect nationally representative data on demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, use of medical care services, charges and payments, access to care, satisfaction with care, health insurance coverage, income, and employment.
Access to health care information is collected in the Access to Care section of the MEPS-Household Component questionnaire. Topics include family members' origin and preferred languages, family members' usual source of care, characteristics of the usual source of health care providers, satisfaction with and access to the usual source of health care provider, and access to medical treatment, dental treatment, and prescription medicines. In addition to the tables and publications below, person-level data files with access to health care variables can be downloaded for analysis.
MEPSnet is a collection of analytical tools that operate on MEPS data in two categories: MEPSnet/Household Component provides easy access to nationally representative statistics of health care use, expenditures, sources of payment, and insurance coverage for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. MEPSnet/HC allows you to generate statistics using MEPS Household Component public use files. MEPSnet/Insurance Component provides easy access to national and state level statistics and trends about health insurance offered by private establishments and state and local governments. MEPSnet/IC guides you step-by-step in locating statistics of interest across all available years using data from the MEPS Insurance Component Summary Data Tables.