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   The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 153
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   December 28, 2006
   Using data from the Household Component of the 2004 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 expense, as reported by households in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population in calendar year 2004, 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 represented, the percentage of those with a prescribed drug expense having an expense in these classes of drugs, and the mean expense in these classes of drugs.
   Marie N. Stagnitti, MPA
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Prescription Drugs, Medical Expenditures, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Outpatient Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures , Health Care Costs/Expenditures
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   data_files/publications/st153/stat153.pdf (98 KB)
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