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  Publication Details

Title:
   Trends in Outpatient Prescription Drug Utilization and Expenditures: 1997 and 2004
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 168
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   April 19, 2007
Description:
   This Statistical Brief compares 1997 and 2004 estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized (community) population from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) on total expenditures, total number of purchases, average total expenditure, average out-of-pocket payment, and average number of purchases for outpatient-prescribed medicines for those with a prescribed drug purchase. This brief also provides the percentage of total health care expenditures represented by prescribed drug expenditures for 1997 and 2004.
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 , Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st168/stat168.pdf (108 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st168/stat168.shtml
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