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Title:
   A Comparison of Person Characteristics and Reported Conditions for Adult Medicare Beneficiaries with High and Low Annual Prescription Medicine Expenditures, 2003
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 148
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   November 28, 2006
Description:
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief compares selected sociodemographic person characteristics and reported chronic conditions for adult Medicare beneficiaries in the top 10 percent (the 10 percent of the population with the highest prescription drug spending) with those in the lower 50 percent (the 50 percent of the population with the lowest prescription drug spending) of the prescribed medicine expenditure distribution.
Author(s):
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Conditions, Health Status, Prescription Drugs, Priority Conditions -- Heart Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st148/stat148.pdf (113 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st148/stat148.shtml
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