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  1. An equilibrium model of drug utilization.

    Article - En anglais

    We propose an equilibrium model to assess the dispensing pattern of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) among members of a health maintenance organization.

    The model incorporates observed patterns of patient switching among NSAIDs and identifies an implicit equilibrium distribution of drug dispensing, which may be used both to identify aberrations in prescription practice and to forecast the expected utilization of newly introduced drugs.

    NSAID dispensing patterns were stable for most quarters from 1987 to 1990.

    Introduction of two new NSAIDs and initiation of a pharmacy co-payment coincided with transient perturbation of the patterns.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Antiinflammatoire non stéroïde, Utilisation, Homme, Prescription médicale, Distribution, Modèle, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Dispensation, Health organization maintenance, Etude comparative

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non steroidal antiinflammatory agent, Use, Human, Medical prescription, Distribution, Models, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Comparative study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0269404

    Code Inist : 002B02L. Création : 199406.