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EVEXPSRC
Amount of direct health care payments by source of payment

Description

For dental visits, other medical expenses, office-based visits, and home health events (EVENTYPE), EVEXPSRC is a set of expenditure variables indicating direct payments for health care expenditures by source of payment during the current calendar year. By adding EVEXPSRC to your data cart, you are in effect adding twelve event expenditure variables. These variables include:

  • EVEXPSELF: Direct health care payments made by self/family
  • EVEXPMC: Direct health care payments made by Medicare
  • EVEXPMA: Direct health care payments made by Medicaid
  • EVEXPPR: Direct health care payments made by private insurance
  • EVEXPVA: Direct health care payments made by the Veterans' Administration
  • EVEXPTRI: Direct health care payments made by TRICARE
  • EVEXPOF: Direct health care payments made by other Federal sources
  • EVEXPOL: Direct health care payments made by other State and local sources
  • EVEXPWC: Direct health care payments made by Worker's Compensation
  • EVEXPOPR: Direct health care payments from other private source
  • EVEXPOPU: Direct health care payments from other public source
  • EVEXPOS: Direct health care payments made by other unclassified sources

EVEXPSRC is on the event record (see RECTYPE for more details on the different record types in IPUMS MEPS). Variables offered on the event record through IPUMS MEPS are derived from the dental visits, other medical expenses, hospital inpatient stays, emergency room visits, outpatient visits, office-based medical provider visits, and home health event files provided by AHRQ. Please see our overview of the event, medical conditions, and prescribed medicines variables, including how those variables are offered through IPUMS MEPS, and general considerations to keep in mind when conducting analyses using these variables.

Related variables
Variables related to health care expenditures by source of payment for facilities (EVEXPSRCFAC) and separately billing doctors (EVEXPSRCDR) are also available on the event record. Please refer to our user note on expenditures for a list of all expenditure variables.

Codes

EVEXPSRC is a 1-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

See links to individual variables for more information about comparability over time.

Universe

  • 1996-2019: Dental visits, other medical expenses, office-based visits, and home health events (EVENTYPE).

Availability

  • 1996-2019

Weights

Flags

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