Term: Prescription Cost

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-02-21

Definition:

Total cost (ingredient cost plus professional fee) of prescription recorded in the Drug Program Information Network (DPIN) prescription database. Costs for prescriptions not reimbursed by Pharmacare or Family services were imputed using a formula described in the MCHP concept dictionary.

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References 

  • Kozyrskyj A, Lix L, Dahl M, Soodeen R. High-cost Users of Pharmaceuticals: Who are They? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2005. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Morgan SG, Kozyrskyj A, Metge C, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Therapeutic interchange and pricing policies. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

Term used in 

  • Menec V, Lix L, Steinbach C, Ekuma O, Sirski M, Dahl M, Soodeen R. Patterns of Health Care Use and Cost at the End of Life. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2004. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)