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Title:
   Outpatient Prescription Anticoagulants Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 18 and Older, 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 268
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   October 21, 2009
Description:
   Anticoagulants (blood thinners) are used to reduce the rate at which blood clots. Anticoagulants are used to prevent strokes, and blood clots in the veins, arteries, and lungs. For outpatient anticoagulants, this Brief presents estimates for total expenditures, total number of persons purchasing, as well as the average annual expenditure and out-of-pocket expenditures per person with at least one anticoagulant purchase.
Author(s):
   Karen Beauregard, MHA and Kelly Carper, MEd
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st268/stat268.pdf (176 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st268/stat268.shtml
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