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Title
Outpatient prescription drug spending by the Medicare population.
First Author
Waldo, Daniel R
Date of Pub
1987 Fall
Pages
83-89
Volume
9
Issue
1
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Legislation proposed in the 100th Congress and debated during the summer of 1987 would cover prescription drug spending by Medicare enrollees after the enrollee had met a deductible. However, at the time that the legislation was proposed, there were no comprehensive estimates of the extent of current expenditures for prescription drugs by that population, nor of the expected cost of the proposed coverage. In this article, the author estimates "current-law" drug spending by Medicare enrollees. A distribution around the average expenditure is developed, demonstrating the proportion of users that exceed any given annual expenditure and the proportion of total expenditures comprised by spending in excess of that "deductible."
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Ambulatory Care/economics : Data Collection : Human : Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services/utilization : Medicare/utilization : Prescriptions, Drug/economics : Statistics : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-160221