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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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These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about hospitalizations for conditions unique to women, specifically pregnancy and childbirth.
Children can be identified by the age variables in the MEPS-Household Component, allowing most MEPS analyses to be performed for children.
The elderly can be identified in MEPS-Household Component. Their expenditures, prescription drug usage, and utilization can be analyzed. In addition to the tables and publications below, data files can be downloaded for further analyses.
The MEPS-Household Component collects some questions specific to men related to preventive care.
The MEPS Household Component collects some questions specific to women related to preventive care. The type of medical conditions associated with events are collected, enabling identification of conditions specific to women. In addition to the publications listed below, many of the statistical briefs and other analytical reports using MEPS-HC data include breakouts and analysis by gender.