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Title:
   Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries, Age 65 and Older, 2008
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 314
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 9, 2011
Description:
   This Statistical Brief provides a summary of the top five therapeutic classes of outpatient prescription drugs when ordered by total expense for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older. In 2008, the top five therapeutic classes of prescribed drugs purchased by Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older (ranked by total expense) were metabolic agents, cardiovascular agents, central nervous system agents, gastrointestinal agents, and hormones.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st314/stat314.pdf (119 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st314/stat314.shtml
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