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Title:
   The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 154
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   December 28, 2006
Description:
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2004 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 expense, as reported by households in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in calendar year 2004, as well as estimates for the population age 18 and older on the percentage of annual prescribed drug expenses the top five therapeutic classes represented, the percentage of those with a prescribed drug expense having an expense in these classes of drugs, and the mean expense in these classes of drugs.
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 , Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st154/stat154.pdf (98 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st154/stat154.shtml
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