Access to medical care is necessary for maintaining health, preventing disease and/or disease progression, and reducing disabilities and premature deaths. Two of the main barriers to receiving proper care are high cost and lack of health insurance coverage.
This story-dashboard examines average medical expenditures among construction workers by demographics, type of care, insurance status, reported health status, and usual source of care. It uses Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, which are publicly available from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The dashboard contains four sets of charts, which can be navigated by clicking either the blue caption boxes or the arrows at the top of the dashboard. They provide information in four categories: 1) Average Expenditures, 2) Expenditures by Insurance Status, 3) Self-Reported Health Status and Expenditures, and 4) Usual Source of Care and Expenditures.
Information on specific charts and instructions for dashboard use are included in the information icon located to the right of the dashboard title. To get a full view of the dashboard on a mobile device, zoom out slightly and use landscape mode, which will provide a better navigation experience.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is color-coded for each set of charts, and each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated when new Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data is available. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected].
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . Healthcare and Medical Expenditures among Construction Workers [dashboard].