Skip Navigation  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
www.ahrq.gov
MEPS Home Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Font Size:
Contact MEPS FAQ Site Map  
S
M
L
XL
spacer
 :: Survey Background
 :: Workshops & Events
 :: Data Release Schedule
 :: Household
 :: Insurance/Employer
 :: Medical Provider
 :: Survey Questionnaires
 Data and Statistics
 :: Data Overview
 :: MEPS Topics
 :: Publications Search
 :: Summary Data Tables
 :: MEPSnet Query Tools
 :: Data Files
 :: Data Centers
 Communication
 :: What's New
 :: Mailing List
 :: Discussion Forum
 :: Participants' Corner

   
MEPS Topics: Prescription Drugs
Click here for full topic list.
""
Prescription Drugs
Description: MEPS-HC survey participants are asked about their prescription drugs and then are asked for permission to collect more detailed information from their pharmacies. At the pharmacies, data are collected on the type, dosage, and payment for each filled prescription. No information is collected for over-the-counter medications. No information is collected for prescription drugs obtained during hospital visits.
Data tables: The HC Summary Data Tables include prescription drugs data for overall expenditure and utilization (Total Medical Expenditures), expenditure and utilization by medical conditions (Expenditures by Medical Conditions), and the top 10 drugs (Prescription Drugs).
Analytic tools: You can use the MEPSnet/HC query tool to generate your own estimates by selecting prescription drug expenditures. Select the Prescribed Medicines variables within the Utilization, Expenditures, and SOP Variable Group categoryof the Variable Selection Query Tab.
Audioicon AHRQ Podcasts: Healthcare 411 Series: Cholesterol Levels 02:00 (MM:SS)
Healthcare 411 Series: Brand-name Drugs Increased Overall Spending for Prescription Drugs 01:00 (MM:SS)
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Changes in Osteoporosis Medication Use and Expenditures among Women (Age ≥ 50), United States, 2000 to 2011 
Statistical Brief #442 
Trends in Use and Expenditures for Cancer Treatment among Adults 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2001 and 2011 
Statistical Brief #443 
Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Data Collection and Editing in the 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 
Methodology Report #29 
Trends in Antidepressant Utilization and Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population by Age, 2000 and 2010 
Statistical Brief #430 
Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010 
Statistical Brief #411 
Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010 
Statistical Brief #410 
Trends in Urinary Antispasmodics Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2000 and 2010 
Statistical Brief #400 
Expenditures for Trauma-Related Disorders among the Elderly and Non-Elderly, 2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #397 
National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010 
Statistical Brief #396 
Expenditures for Heart Disease among Adults Age 18 and Older: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009 
Statistical Brief #393 
Co-pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance Percentages for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector, by Firm Size, 2011 
Statistical Brief #390 
Expenditures for Trauma-Related Disorders, 2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 
Statistical Brief #387 
Asthma Medication Use among Adults with Reported Treatment for Asthma, United States, 1998-1999 and 2008-2009 
Statistical Brief #378 
Trends in Use and Expenditures for Depression among U.S. Adults Age 18 and Older, Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1999 and 2009 
Statistical Brief #377 
Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Asthma in Adults, 1998 to 2009 
Research Findings #33 
Changes in Adult Asthma Medication Use and Expenditures, United States, 1998-1999 to 2008-2009 
Statistical Brief #374 
Trends in Anticonvulsants Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1999 and 2009 
Statistical Brief #372 
Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009 
Statistical Brief #363 
Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009 
Statistical Brief #362 
Trends in Dermatological Agents Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1999 and 2008 
Statistical Brief #356 
1 to 20 of 97   >>Next>>
 
   Page last revised:  October 5, 2009