To derive demographic weightings to replace the existing system of prescribing units used in analysing prescribing by general practitioners in England.
Design-The prescribing data for one year from a sample of 90 practices in 80 family health service authority area were used to calculate the relative frequency with which items were prescribed, for each sex, in nine age bands and for temporary residents.
Data on the variation in cost per item by age and sex then allowed estimates to be made of the relative costs for these groups.
Integer values for both the its based and cost based weightings were obtained by conversion to optimal integer scales.
Main outcome measures-Item basd and cost based weightings for each of the 18 age-sex groups and for temporary residents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Homme, Age, Sexe, Médecine générale, Médecin, Prescription médicale, Malade, Analyse, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Human, Age, Sex, Internal medicine, Physician, Medical prescription, Patient, Analysis, England, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0660894
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.