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Title:
   Population Characteristics of Medicare Beneficiaries in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, by Level of Annual Prescribed Medicines Expenses, 2003
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 138
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   September 8, 2006
Description:
   Using data for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized (community) population from the 2003 Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief compares the population characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries having different levels of annual outpatient prescribed drug expenses. Estimates are presented in terms of the expense categories in the standard Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit in Medicare Part D (which began January 1, 2006). The expense categories have been deflated to 2003 dollars.
Author(s):
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Health Status, Prescription Drugs, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st138/stat138.pdf (128 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st138/stat138.shtml
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