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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Medications

Persons with provider who does not usually ask about medications and treatments other doctors may give

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Table

150 Persons with provider who does not usually ask about medications and treatments other doctors may give, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Center for Cost and Financing Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Denominator

U.S. population (civilian, non-institutionalized): age 65 and over.

Numerator

Persons age 65 and over who had one or more of the 11 of 33 potentially inappropriate medications

Comments

For details about the inappropriate medications, see Zhan C, Sangl J, Bierman AS, Miller MR, Friedman B, Wickzier SW, Meyer GS. Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Community-Dwelling Elderly: Findings from 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Journal of American Medical Association, 286(22), 2823-2829, 2001.

 

 

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