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Title:
   The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ordered by Total Expense for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 238
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 27, 2009
Description:
   This Statistical Brief provides a summary of the top five therapeutic classes of outpatient prescription drugs when ordered by total expense for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older. It also includes estimates for the Medicare population (age 65 and older) of the percentage of annual prescribed drug expenses for the top five therapeutic classes represented, the percentage of those with a prescribed drug expense having an expense in the top five classes of drugs, and the mean expense in these classes of drugs.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs, Medical Conditions
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st238/stat238.pdf (81 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st238/stat238.shtml
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