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RXPRMEDSNO
Count of all prescribed medications purchased during the year

Description

[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For all persons, RXPRMEDSNO is a count of all prescribed medications purchased during the year (including initial purchases and refills). For more information on how MEPS collects information about prescription medications, please refer to our user note on Collection of Information about Prescription Medications.

Codes

RXPRMEDSNO is a 3-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.

Universe

The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.

Availability

  • 1996-2016

Weights

Flags

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