Save the Date for MEPS Data Users' Workshop

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AHRQ will be conducting a hands-on MEPS-HC Data Users’ Workshop in Rockville, MD, on April 24, 2017.

This workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) along with lectures on MEPS-HC survey design, health care utilization, expenditures, medical conditions; and statistical issues and challenges researchers face while analyzing MEPS-HC data. The participants will apply the knowledge gained from the morning lectures and work with programmers and analysts on MEPS data in the afternoon.  They will learn how to identify and assemble variables to build a data file to answer their research questions. Sample SAS as well as STATA exercises will be demonstrated. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with their choice of software preloaded on it. We will provide the digital version of the exercises (SAS & STATA) and slides to the attendees.

The workshop is offered free of charge.

A full program description, registration form, and logistical information will be available in the first week of March on the Workshops & Events page of the MEPS Web site at

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