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Title:
   Trends in Outpatient Prescription Thyroid Drugs Purchases and Expenditures for Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1996 and 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 271
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   December 10, 2009
Description:
   For prescription thyroid drugs, the Brief compares 1996 and 2007 total expenditures, purchases, and persons purchasing, as well as average total, out of pocket, and third party expenditure per person and per purchase for adults age 18 and older. Only prescribed medicine purchases in an outpatient setting are included in the estimates presented in this Brief. Total prescribed medicine purchases of prescription thyroid drugs by adults rose from 45.3 million prescription purchases in 1996 to 98.6 million prescription purchases in 2007, an increase of over 115 percent.
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/st271/stat271.pdf (141 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st271/stat271.shtml
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