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Title:
   Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Hypertension, 1997 to 2003
Product type:
   Research Findings 25
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   July 14, 2006
Description:
   Using nationally representative data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), this report examines trends in the use of five classes of anti-hypertensive drugs (diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin II receptor blockers) from 1997 through 2003. The sample for the study is comprised of U.S. adults, ages 18 and older, who reported treatment for hypertension. In addition to aggregate trends, the report also examines trends within and differences across subgroups of the population.
Author(s):
   G. Edward Miller, PhD and Marc Zodet, MS
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- High Blood Pressure, Priority Conditions -- High Cholesterol, Preventive Care, Prescription Drugs, Priority Conditions -- Heart Conditions, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/rf25/rf25.pdf (1.6 MB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/rf25/rf25.shtml
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