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   Trends in Dermatological Agents Utilization and Expenditures for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1999 and 2008
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 356
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 1, 2012
   This Brief provides trends for one therapeutic subclass of prescribed drugs--dermatological agents for the years 1999 and 2008. The estimates are derived from the 1999 and 2008 Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC). For outpatient prescription dermatological agents, the Brief compares for 1999 and 2008 the number of persons obtaining at least one prescription, total expenditures, and total number of prescriptions, as well as average annual cost per person and average drug cost. The Brief also compares average cost per drug purchase and average annual cost per person for common sub subclasses of drugs within the subclass dermatological agents for 1999 and 2008.
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Expenditures, Prescription Drugs, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures
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   data_files/publications/st356/stat356.pdf (114 KB)
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