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   The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expenses for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2003
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 109
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 6, 2006
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC), this Statistical Brief provides a summary of the top five therapeutic classes of outpatient prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older when ranked by total expenses, as reported by households in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in calendar year 2003, as well as estimates for the Medicare population age 65 and older on the percentage of annual prescribed drug expenses the top five therapeutic classes represent, the percentage of those with a prescribed drug expense having an expense in these classes of drugs, and the mean expenses in these classes of drugs.
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Elderly Health Care, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP, Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs, Priority Conditions -- General
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