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Title:
   Back Problems: Use and Expenditures for the U.S. Adult Population, 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 289
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   July 22, 2010
Description:
   Expenditures for the treatment of back problems accounted for about 3 percent of total expenditures associated with the treatment of all conditions among adults age 18 and older. A total of $30.3 billion was spent on treatment for back problems. More than half of expenditures for back problems were spent on ambulatory visits ($18.3 billion) and $4.5 billion was spent on prescription medications. Among persons with any expense for a back problem, the mean expenditure per person for the treatment of back problems was $1,589 in 2007.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- General, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st289/stat289.pdf (106 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st289/stat289.shtml
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