Figure 1. Percent of elderly Medicaid recipients hospitalized or using emergency room services annually, by NSAID use
Note: NSAID is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Occasional users used NSAIDs less
than 75 percent of the time and regular users used them at least 75 percent of the time.
Source: Smalley WE, Griffin MR, Fought RL, et al. Excess costs from gastrointestinal disease associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. J Gen Intern Med1996;11(8):461-9.
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