Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)


The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is the only national data source in the U.S. measuring how Americans use and pay for medical care, health insurance, and out-of-pocket spending. Annual surveys of individuals and families, as well as their health care providers, provide data on health status, the use of medical services, charges, insurance coverage, and satisfaction with care.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a range of data resources in the form of online, searchable databases. Data are provided on topics such as the use of health care, the costs of care, trends in hospital care, health insurance coverage, out-of-pocket spending, and patient satisfaction.



Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.