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Title:
   Prescription Drug Estimates for Medicare Beneficiaries, 2005 and 2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 240
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 27, 2009
Description:
   For the years 2005 and 2006, this Brief presents the number of persons who reported having Medicare as well as total outpatient prescribed drug expenditures for the total population and the Medicare population. The Brief also compares the proportion of the Medicare population that reported at least one drug purchase and the proportion that had at least one Medicare payment for a prescribed drug. Moreover, the Brief compares the proportion of 2005 and 2006 total prescribed drug expenditures by source of payment for the Medicare population, and presents the average Medicare expenditure for prescribed drugs for the Medicare population for 2005 and 2006.
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, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st240/stat240.pdf (106 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st240/stat240.shtml
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