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Title:
   Trends in Outpatient Prescription Gastrointestinal Agents Purchases and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1997 and 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 277
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 28, 2010
Description:
   The estimates are for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population and are derived from the 1997 and 2007 Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC). For outpatient prescription gastrointestinal agents, the Brief compares 1997 and 2007 total expenditures, total number of purchases, and average annual expenditure per person with a purchase and average expenditure per purchase. When comparing 1997 and 2007, MEPS estimates showed an increase in total expenditures of 170 percent rising from $7.0 billion in 1997 to $18.9 billion in 2007 for prescription gastrointestinal agents.
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/st277/stat277.pdf (297 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st277/stat277.shtml
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