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Title
Reconciling medical expenditure estimates from the MEPS and the NHA, 1996.
First Author
Selden, Thomas M
Date of Pub
2001 Fall
Pages
161-178
Volume
23
Issue
1
Other Authors
Arnett 3d, Ross H; Cohen, Joel W; Levit, Katharine R; McKusick, David; Moeller, John F; Zuvekas, Samuel H
Abstract
This article compares 1996 estimates of national medical care expenditures from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the National Health Accounts (NHA). The MEPS estimate for total expenditures in 1996 was $548 billion; whereas the NHA estimate for personal health care (PHC) in 1996 was $912 billion. Much of this apparent difference, however, arises from differences in scope between MEPS and NHA - rather than from differences in estimates for comparably-defined expenditures. We adjusted the NHA for differences in included populations and types of services covered, finding a much smaller difference between MEPS and a comparably-defined NHA.
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