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Title:
   Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Children, Ages 0-17, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 472
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   April 21, 2015
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the MEPS-HC regarding medical expenditures associated with the five most costly conditions for children ages 0-17 in 2012. The five most costly conditions among children (mental disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections, and infectious diseases) were determined by totaling and ranking the expenses by condition for all medical care provided in 2012.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD, MBA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Children's Health, Doctor Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Medical Providers Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP, Office-Based Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs, Priority Conditions -- Asthma, Priority Conditions -- Emphysema and Bronchitis , Priority Conditions -- General
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st472/stat472.pdf (117 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st472/stat472.shtml
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