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Title:
   Average Number of Total (Including Refills) and Unique Prescriptions by Select Person Characteristics, 2006
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 245
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   May 8, 2009
Description:
   This Brief provides information for calendar year 2006 on the average number of total outpatient prescription purchases (including refills) and the average number of unique outpatient prescription purchases for those with at least one prescription drug purchase by select person characteristics. Of the 187.5 million persons with one or more prescription drug purchases in 2006, the average number of unique prescription purchases was 4.0 and the average number of total prescription purchases, including refills, was 16.5.
Author(s):
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st245/stat245.pdf (106 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st245/stat245.shtml
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