What can primary care prescribing data tell us about individual adherence to long-term medication?-comparison to pharmacy dispensing data.

@article{Mabotuwana2009WhatCP,
  title={What can primary care prescribing data tell us about individual adherence to long-term medication?-comparison to pharmacy dispensing data.},
  author={Thusitha DS Mabotuwana and Jim Warren and Jeff Harrison and T. Kenealy},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={956-64}
}
PURPOSE To assess the predictive value of general practice electronic prescribing records with respect to adherence to long-term medications as compared to claims-based pharmacy dispensing data. METHODS A total of 29772 electronic prescribing records relating to 2713 patients attending a New Zealand general medical practice were linked by national health identifier to 63 833 dispensing records used for community pharmacy reimbursement. Individual possession ratios-prescription possession… CONTINUE READING
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