Term: Prescribed Days Supplied

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2005-11-29


The total number of "days supplied" as recorded on the prescription records in the DPIN database. This measure indicates the intended number of days of therapy represented by a given prescription. It can be used to calculate the prescribed daily dosage for patients receiving treatment, which may be different from the standardized Defined Daily Dose (DDD).

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