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Titolo:
Examining the adequacy of quantities available for subsidized antidepressant prescriptions in Australia
Autore:
McManus, P; Mant, A; Birkett, D; Hemming, M; Lindner, J;
Indirizzi:
Dept Hlth & Aged Care, Drug Utilzat Subcomm, Canberra, ACT, Australia DeptHlth & Aged Care Canberra ACT Australia m, Canberra, ACT, Australia Univ New S Wales, Sch Community Med, Sydney, NSW, Australia Univ New S Wales Sydney NSW Australia munity Med, Sydney, NSW, Australia Flinders Med Ctr, Dept Clin Pharmacol, Adelaide, SA, Australia Flinders Med Ctr Adelaide SA Australia harmacol, Adelaide, SA, Australia Therapeut Guidelines, Melbourne, Vic, Australia Therapeut Guidelines Melbourne Vic Australia , Melbourne, Vic, Australia Dept Hlth & Aged Care, Analysis Sect, Canberra, ACT, Australia Dept Hlth &Aged Care Canberra ACT Australia t, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Titolo Testata:
PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 8, anno: 1999,
pagine: 191 - 195
SICI:
1053-8569(199905/06)8:3<191:ETAOQA>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
antidepressants; defined daily dose; prescription; drug utilization; pharmacoepidemiology;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
6
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: McManus, P Dept Hlth & Aged Care, Drug Utilzat Subcomm, Canberra, ACT, Australia Dept Hlth & Aged Care Canberra ACT Australia , ACT, Australia
Citazione:
P. McManus et al., "Examining the adequacy of quantities available for subsidized antidepressant prescriptions in Australia", PHARMA D S, 8(3), 1999, pp. 191-195

Abstract

In Australia the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), a national drug insurance plan, aims to provide around a month's therapy for medication used in chronic conditions. However, there are marked differences among the most commonly used antidepressants in the number of days supply represented by the PBS maximum quantity after adjustment for the defined daily dose (DDD). The DDD is the assumed adult daily dose for a drug and is a WHO drug utilization standard. Whereas the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and moclobemide largely provide around a month's supply at the DDD, most tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) items provide considerably less than this. A patient tracking study was conducted to determine the average length of time between prescription re-supplies for a number of tricyclic antidepressants and newer antidepressants as a means of measuring the efficiency of PBS supply for the different classes of antidepressant. The number of days between dispensings was similar for patients no matter whether they were taking TCAs, SSRIs or moclobemide, although for the older antidepressants presumably at a much lower prescribed daily dose than the DDD. Care needs to be taken when adjusting usage with the DDD/1000/day unit of measurement in cases where thr: DDD does not reflect the prescribed daily dose (PDD). Copyright (C) 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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