Prescription Drug Trends: A Chartbook
Prescription Drug Trends – A Chartbook, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Sonderegger Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides information about trends in prescription drug coverage, spending, prices, use, and industry structure. Although overall coverage for prescription drugs has increased over the last decade, about a quarter of the nonelderly and a third of Medicare beneficiaries have no drug coverage. Spending for prescriptions is one of the fastest growing components of health care, with increases affected more by increased utilization and changes in the types of drugs used (from older drugs to newer, more expensive drugs) than by price increases for existing drugs.
also of interest
- Medicare Part D in Its Ninth Year: The 2014 Marketplace and Key Trends, 2006-2014
- Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans: The Marketplace in 2013 and Key Trends, 2006-2013
- Prescription Drug Procurement and the Federal Budget
- Medicare Part D Spending Trends: Understanding Key Drivers and the Role of Competition