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   Outpatient Prescription Drugs: Data Collection and Editing in the 1996 Medical Expenditure Survey (HC-010A)
Product type:
   Methodology Report 12
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date (print version):
   June 2001
Web posting date:
   August 28, 2001
   This report describes the procedures adopted to collect and edit these prescription drug data for public release. It includes efforts made to retrieve complete and /or partially missing pharmacy data, the editing techniques used to fill in remaining missing data in the pharmacy database, and the matching/imputation procedure that linked every prescription drug mentioned by the respondent in the MEPS Household Component to a specific prescription drug from the Pharmacy Component (part of the Medical Provider Component).
Pub #:
   AHRQ Pub. No. 01-0002
   Moeller JF, Stagnitti MN, Horan E
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
MEPS Topics:
   Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Health Insurance -- Coverage, Medical Expenditures, Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Pharmacies, Prescription Drugs
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   data_files/publications/mr12/mr12.pdf (704 KB)
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