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AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)


Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (restricted data)


Where can I access these data?

MEPS data can be accessed at the


Accessing MEPS Data at the Atlanta RDC


How do I request access to these data?

Please follow the RDC Proposal Process


Are there fees to access these data?

Researchers are subject to the NCHS RDC Fees, not the AHRQ fees.


What are the next steps if I have an approved proposal?

Please discuss next steps with your AHRQ Data Center Coordinator. In addition to any AHRQ procedures, you must also complete the NCHS




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