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Titolo:
The economic impact of wasted prescription medication in an outpatient population of older adults
Autore:
Morgan, TM;
Indirizzi:
Yale Univ, Sch Med, Robert Wood Johnson Clin Scholars Program, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Yale Univ New Haven CT USA 06520 cholars Program, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Dartmouth Coll Sch Med, Dept Community & Family Med, Hanover, NH USA Dartmouth Coll Sch Med Hanover NH USA nity & Family Med, Hanover, NH USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PRACTICE
fascicolo: 9, volume: 50, anno: 2001,
pagine: 779 - 781
SICI:
0094-3509(200109)50:9<779:TEIOWP>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
pharmacoepidemiology; wasted medication [non-MESH]; older adults [non-MESH]; health economics [non-MESH]; patient compliance;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
10
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Morgan, TM Yale Univ, Sch Med, Robert Wood Johnson Clin Scholars Program, 333 Cedar St,SHM IE-61, New Haven, CT 06520 USA Yale Univ 333 Cedar St,SHM IE-61 New Haven CT USA 06520 520 USA
Citazione:
T.M. Morgan, "The economic impact of wasted prescription medication in an outpatient population of older adults", J FAM PRACT, 50(9), 2001, pp. 779-781

Abstract

The causes and costs of outpatient medication I waste are not known. We report the results of a cross-sectional pilot survey of medication waste in aconvenience sample of 73 New Hampshire retirement community residents aged65 years or older. We used questionnaires and in-home pill counts to determine the annual occurrence of medication waste, defined as no intention to take leftover medicines prescribed within the past year, Mean individual annual cost of wasted medication was $30.47 (range = $0-$131.56), Waste represented 2.3% of total medication costs. The main causes for waste included: resolution of the condition for which the medication was prescribed (37.4%), patient-perceived ineffectiveness (22.6%), prescription change by the physician (15.8%), and patient-perceived adverse effects (14.4%). individual costs were modest, but if $30 per person represents a low estimate of average annual waste, the Us national cost for adults older than 65 years would top $1 billion per year.

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