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MEPS Topics: Projected Data/Expenditures
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Projected Data/Expenditures
Description: Projected household expenditure data from the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component file aligned with the 2002 National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA). Projected expenditures are calculated in a two step process. First, core data from the 2002 NHEA-aligned MEPS file are projected to each end year through 2016 by adjusting MEPS person weights with Census projections for population totals, fertility and mortality over time. Then, the re-weighted NHEA-aligned MEPS expenditures are calibrated annually by type of service and source of payment categories so that growth in the re-weighted NHEA-aligned MEPS expenditures matches growth in the projected NHEA. Users should be aware that these estimates are surrounded by uncertainty from a wide variety of sources. The documentation contains more details as well as the statistical tables. Note, this data release replaces the old 1996-2008 projections and the interim data are no longer available.
Data tables: No projected data/expenditures tables are available on the Household Component Summary Tables platform at this time.
Analytic tools: Projected data are not available in the analytic query tool MEPSnet.
   Page last revised:  April 3, 2019
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