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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, 2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 232
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 23, 2009
Description:
   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 2006. Only prescribed medicines purchases in an outpatient setting are included in the estimates. Insulin and diabetic supplies and equipment are also included in MEPS prescribed medicines estimates.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Priority Conditions -- General, Prescription Drugs, Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st232/stat232.pdf (115 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st232/stat232.shtml
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