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   The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2005
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 199
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 6, 2008
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief provides a summary of the top five therapeutic classes of outpatient prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older when ranked by total expense, as reported by households in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in calendar year 2005, as well as estimates for the Medicare population age 65 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.
   Anita Soni, PhD
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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MEPS Topics:
   Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs, Priority Conditions -- General, Medical Conditions
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   data_files/publications/st199/stat199.pdf (87 KB)
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