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   Trends in Prescribed Medication Expenditures by Age and Type of Prescription Drug Coverage, 2009 to 2016 MEPS-HC
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   Statistical Brief 522
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   May 7, 2019
   Prescribed medicines may save lives and improve quality of life, but rising expenditures on prescribed medicines are an area of concern for U.S. policymakers and health care consumers. Data on trends in person level prescribed medication expenditures by age and prescription drug coverage status provide information that is valuable to both decisionmakers and the public. This Statistical Brief examines trends in average and median total person level expenditures, average and median out-of-pocket expenditures, and average total and out-of-pocket expenditures by age and type of prescription drug coverage, for persons with at least one prescribed medication purchase during the years from 2009 to 2016.
   William A. Carroll, MA and Steven C. Hill, PhD
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs
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