April 10 Workshop: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey


April 10, 2018


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET


AHRQ's Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the only national data source for measuring how Americans use and pay for medical care, health insurance and out-of-pocket spending, is holding a free workshop for users on April 10th.

The workshop will include MEPS Household Component topics such as an overview, utilization, and estimation; medical conditions file; prescription medicines file; insurance variables; survey design; and statistical issues. In the afternoon, the main focus will be to give participants the hands-on experience necessary to construct data files. Participants will utilize the afternoon to learn programming considerations while working with MEPS data, how to choose needed variables, and follow along a demonstration of SAS and/or STATA examples. Participants can bring their own programming and research problems or questions pertaining to MEPS data. AHRQ staff will be onsite to answer content questions and provide programming assistance.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with their preferred software (SAS or STATA) installed, research questions to be programmed, and/or any analytical files (in various stages of development) to receive help on their projects. Please note that laptops will not be provided.

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Page last reviewed March 2018
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Internet Citation: April 10 Workshop: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Content last reviewed March 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/meps-workshop.html
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