Duplicative medications in patients who visit multiple medical institutions among the insured of a corporate health insurance society in Japan.

@article{Kinoshita2008DuplicativeMI,
  title={Duplicative medications in patients who visit multiple medical institutions among the insured of a corporate health insurance society in Japan.},
  author={Hiroki Kinoshita and Yasuki Kobayashi and Takashi Fukuda},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={114-23}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to describe the frequency of duplicative medication use and to estimate the drug cost associated with duplicative medications in patients who visit multiple medical institutions in Japan. METHODS The subjects of this study were insurants of a corporate health insurance society. We examined claims of insurants who received prescriptions from multiple medical institutions in April 2002. We examined characteristics of insurants who received duplicative… CONTINUE READING