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   The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expenses for Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2003
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 110
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 6, 2006
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief provides a summary of the top five therapeutic classes of outpatient prescription drugs for adults age 18 and older when ranked by total expenses, as reported by households in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in calendar year 2003, as well as estimates for the age 18 and older population on the percentage of annual prescribed drug expenses the top five therapeutic classes represent, the percentage of those with a prescribed drug expense having an expense in these classes of drugs, and the mean expenses in these classes of drugs.
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs, Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- General
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   data_files/publications/st110/stat110.pdf (89 KB)
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