Term: Prescriptions

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2008-02-21

Definition:

Any prescription dispensed in a retail pharmacy and recorded in the provincial prescription database (Drug Program Information Network (DPIN)). This includes prescriptions paid out-of-pocket and prescriptions reimbursed by Manitoba's Pharmacare and Family Services drug insurance programs, by federal drug insurance programs such as Health Canada and Veteran Affairs, and by private drug insurance programs.

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References 

  • Einarson TR, Metge CJ, Iskedjian M, Mukherjee J. An examination of the effect of cytochrome P450 drug interactions of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors on health care utilization: a Canadian population-based study. Clin Ther 2002;24(12):2126-2136. [Abstract] (View)
  • Kozyrskyj A, Carrie AG, Mazowita GB, Lix L, Klassen TP, Law B. Decrease in antibiotic use among children in the 1990s: not all antibiotics, not all children. CMAJ 2004;171(2):133-138. [Abstract] (View)
  • Kozyrskyj A, Dahl ME, Chateau DG, Mazowita GB, Klassen TP, Law BJ. Evidence-based prescribing of antibiotics for children: Role of socioeconomic status and physician characteristics. Can Med Assoc J 2004;171(2):139-145. [Abstract] (View)
  • 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)
  • Kozyrskyj AL, Mustard CA, Becker AB. Identifying children with persistent asthma from health care administrative records. Can Respir J 2004;11(2):141-145. [Abstract] (View)
  • Metge C, Kozyrskyj A, Dahl M, Yogendran M, Roos NP. Pharmaceuticals: Focussing on Appropriate Utilization. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2003. [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)

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  • Kozyrskyj A, Raymond C, Dahl M, Ekuma O, Schultz J, Sklepowich M, Bond R. Effects of Manitoba Pharmacare Formulary Policy on Utilization of Prescription Medications. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2009. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • 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)
  • Raymond C, Metge C, Alessi-Severini S, Dahl M, Schultz J, Guenette W. Pharmaceutical Use in Manitoba: Opportunities to Optimize Use. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2010. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)