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Title:
   Trends in the Use and Expenditures for COX-2 Inhibitors and Traditional Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, 1997-2003
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 139
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   September 8, 2006
Description:
   This Statistical Brief uses data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) to document trends in use and expenditures for COX-2 inhibitors from 1997 to 2003 in relation to trends for traditional NSAIDs. All trends are presented for the total civilian noninstitutionalized population and then separately for the Medicare noninstitutionalized population, who are heavier users of the NSAID class of drugs. This analysis is limited to spending on prescribed medications since MEPS-HC excludes expenditures for over-the-counter medications.
Author(s):
   Jessica Banthin, PhD and Marc Zodet, MS
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Conditions, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- Arthritis, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP, Prescription Drugs, Medical Expenditures, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st139/stat139.pdf (105 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st139/stat139.shtml
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