Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 15 - MEDICAL AND HEALTH EXPENSES

EYE CARE

  1. EYE EXAMINATIONS, TREATMENT, OR SURGERY, such as -
eye examinations eye treatments laser surgery
  1. - PURCHASE OF EYE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES, such as -
contact lensescontact lens insurance prescription sunglasses
eye glasses kits and equipment
fittings warranty expenses

DENTAL CARE

  1. DENTAL CARE, such as -
bridges examinations root canals
caps or crowns fillings X-rays
cleanings orthodontic work dentures
teeth whitening in a dental office any other dental services

INPATIENT CARE

  1. HOSPITAL ROOMS OR HOSPITAL SERVICES, including -
anesthetics injections operating room
blood transfusions intensive care unit oxygen
drugs and medicine laboratory tests recovery room
examinations nursing services therapy
treatment rooms X-rays any other services
general care hospitals substance abuse hospitals
psychiatric hospitals birthing centers

SERVICES BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OTHER THAN PHYSICIANS

  1. ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OTHER THAN PHYSICIANS, such as -
acupuncturist midwife podiatrist
chiropractor naturopath psychologist
homeopath nurse practitioners substance abuse professionals
marriage counselor physical therapist medical massage therapist (certified)

Include services provided both inside and outside the home.

PHYSICIAN SERVICES

  1. ALL SERVICES PROVIDED AND BILLED BY PHYSICIANS, such as -
dermatologist pediatrician general practitioner
psychiatrist gynecologist surgeon
internist urologist osteopath
plastic surgeon any other type of physicians

OTHER MEDICAL CARE SERVICES

  1. LAB TESTS OR X-RAYS
blood tests X-rays other type of lab tests

Do not include services received in a hospital as an inpatient or services for eye and dental care

  1. CARE IN CONVALESCENT OR NURSING HOME

Include all services provided and billed by a convalescent or nursing home.

  1. CARE FOR INVALIDS, CONVALESCENTS, HANDICAPPED, OR ELDERLY PERSONS IN THE HOME

Do not include institutional or medical care.

  1. ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS
  1. OTHER MEDICAL CARE AND SERVICES, such as -
ambulance services outpatient hospital care blood donation
rescue services emergency room services dialysis services
oxygen services

If medical care is given in outpatient department or emergency room, include -

allergy shots cancer treatment injections
baby shots electro cardiogram physicians check up
blood pressure check cardiology test skin treatment
broken/sprained bones hearing test

MEDICINE OR MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  1. HEARING AIDS
  1. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, including -
medical marijuana insulin asthma inhalers birth control
  1. PURCHASE OR RENTAL OF SUPPORTIVE OR REHABILITATIVE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, such as -
ace bandages crutches walkers
braces slings wheelchairs
canes splints whirlpools
cervical collars orthotics power chair/scooter
  1. PURCHASE OR RENTAL OF MEDICAL OR SURGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR GENERAL USE, such as -
blood pressure kits ice bags heating pads
vaporizers hot water bottles pollen masks
insulin needles syringes oxygen
ostomy supplies orthopedic appliances (supports) home defibrillator

Do not include items such as band-aids, gauze, cotton roll, and cotton balls.

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2013

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