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Prescription Drugs & Other Medical Products


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Drug Use and Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries During Part A Qualifying Skilled Nursing Facility Stays and Non-Qualifying Long-Term Care Facility Stays

This Policy Brief helps fill an important gap in our understanding of medication patterns in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) by comparing use and spending for prescription and over-the-counter drugs during skilled nursing facility (SNF) stays and related non-qualifying long-term care facility episodes.

A National Comparison of Prescription Drug Expenditures by Medicare Beneficiaries Living in the Community and Long-Term Care Facility Settings

This Policy Brief provides a snapshot of prescription drug use and spending in 2001, the latest year for which complete community and long-term care facility drug data are available.

Analysis of Supply, Distribution, Demand, and Access Issues Associated with Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV)

Contents IGIV Supply and Distribution - Key Findings IGIV Demand - Key Fundings IGIV Access Problems- Key Fundings Immune globulin intravenous (IGIV), also referred to as intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), is a valuable treatment for many seriously ill patients. Although the U.S.

An Overview of the US Health System Chart Book

Report authors : George Greenberg, Nancy DeLew Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cost Effectiveness Considerations in the Approval and Adoption of New Health Technologies

Contents Background and Purpose Methodology Summary of Key Findings and Stakeholder Suggestions Conclusions and Policy Implications A.

Continuation of Drug Risk Adjustment

Prepared by: National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago Prepared for:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

National Estimates of Prescription Drug Utilization and Expenditures in Long-Term Care Facilities

This Policy Brief offers an updated look at prescription drug utilization by Medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities and reports, for the first time, national estimates of prescription drug spending by this population. [23 PDF pages]