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   Comparing Population Characteristics of Persons Purchasing Prescribed Drugs from Mail Order Pharmacies with Persons Purchasing Prescribed Drugs from Other Outlets, 2005
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 200
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 20, 2008
   The estimates in this brief are derived from the Household Component of the 2000 and the 2005 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC). The brief provides information as reported by households in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized (community) population for calendar years 2000 and 2005 on the proportion of persons who purchased at least one prescribed medicine at the following types of pharmacies: mail order; drug store; HMO, clinic, or hospital; and another store (e.g., grocery store, etc.). This brief also compares person characteristics of those persons with a prescribed medicine expense purchasing at least one drug from a mail order pharmacy with the person characteristics of those purchasing at least one drug from other outlets in 2005.
   Marie Stagnitti, MPA
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Priority Conditions -- Arthritis, Health Status, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Prescription Drugs, Pharmacies, Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures
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   data_files/publications/st200/stat200.pdf (100 KB)
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