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Title:
   Trends in Brand Name and Generic Prescribed Medicine Utilization and Expenditures, 1999 and 2003
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 144
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   October 11, 2006
Description:
   Using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief provides estimates on brand name and generic prescribed medicine utilization and expenditures in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in 1999 and 2003. Only prescribed drugs obtained in an outpatient setting are included in the estimates. Insulin and diabetic supplies and equipment are included in MEPS prescribed medicines estimates. Over-the-counter medicines are excluded as are prescription medicines administered in an inpatient setting or in a clinic or physician's office.
Author(s):
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st144/stat144.pdf (85 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st144/stat144.shtml
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