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Title:
   Outpatient Prescribed Medicines: A Comparison of Use and Expenditures, 1987 and 2001
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 33
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   June 15, 2004
Description:
   This Statistical Brief summarizes data that indicate a significant growth between 1987 and 2001 in the use (i.e., number of purchases) and expenditures for outpatient prescribed medicines in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. The data used are derived from the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and the 2001 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component (MEPS-HC). The estimates from the 1987 NMES were adjusted for inflation using data from the 1987 and 2001 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Author(s):
   Mamatha Pancholi and Marie Stagnitti
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only Publication
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Medical Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st33/stat33.pdf (123 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st33/stat33.shtml
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