Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Pharmaceutical Users, High-Cost

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-03-11


Individuals for whom annual expenditures for prescription medications fall in the top 5th percentile of annual prescription expenditures.

One of three mutually exclusive categories - Non-High Cost, Intermittent High-Cost and High-Cost Pharmaceutical Users.

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  • Kozyrskyj A, Lix L, Dahl M, Soodeen R. High-cost Users of Pharmaceuticals: Who are They? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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