Healthcare data can be obtained from household surveys to obtain the individual self-report of health and health service utilization. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) are examples of this type of data.
Beginning in the 1960s, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that is combines interviews and physical examinations.
The NHIS is a large-scale household interview survey of statistically representative sample of the US civilian, non-institutionalized population. Beginning collection in 1957, NHIS contains data on health status and access to health care.
MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of households, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS data cover health care use and expenditures, insurance coverage, and accessibility of care.
The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a cross-sectional telephone survey of civilian, non-institutionalized persons across the United States. BRFSS provides information on demographics, disease prevalence and risk behaviors at the national and state level.