The purpose of the project was to evaluate key aspects of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) in terms of data quality, cost, and timeliness. The evaluation focuses on areas in which there have been programmatic concerns, especially those in which the data now exists for evaluation, which would be implemented in a timely way to inform quality enhancements for MEPS. Where appropriate, the evaluation identifies priorities for redesign, and outlines potential cost-effective alternatives. The final report is in three volumes.
PIC ID: 7401; Agency Sponsor: AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Federal Contact: Hagan, Michael, 301-594-1354; Performer: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC