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Title:
   Trends in Outpatient Prescription Analgesics Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1996 and 2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 235
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 2, 2009
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents trends in utilization and expenditures for outpatient prescription analgesics (pain relievers, medicines that treat aches and pains) for the years 1996 and 2006. For outpatient prescription analgesics, the brief compares 1996 and 2006 total expenditures, total number of purchases, and total number of persons purchasing, as well as average annual expenditure per person with a purchase and average expenditure per purchase.
Author(s):
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs, Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st235/stat235.pdf (114 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st235/stat235.shtml
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