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Title:
   Prescription Drugs: Out-of-Pocket Expenses and Unmet Need Relative to Family Income, 2002
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 102
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   October 19, 2005
Description:
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief discusses out-of-pocket expenses and unmet need related to obtaining prescription drugs for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized (community) population in 2002. The analysis examines these topics relative to family income for families with out-of-pocket expenses less than or equal to 5 percent of income and for those with expenses greater than 5 percent of income. Results are provided separately for families with an elderly member (a person age 65 or older) and for families without an elderly member.
Author(s):
   Beth Levin Crimmel, MS and Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st102/stat102.pdf (90 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st102/stat102.shtml
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