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Working Paper
Kenneally M, Lynch B
Why Do Drug Prescribing Rates Differ Across Irish Regions?
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Prescribing, health, Ireland, Expected prescribing
Using a Composite Health Index investigate the differences in prescribing in the Irish Regions
We constructed expected prescribing rates (EPRs) for each region and drug scheme by adjusting the national prescribing rates or norms pro rata with the comparative regional prevalence of the health conditions for which 6 main therapeutic group medicines were prescribed under GMS, DP and LTI schemes. We validated the EPR model and used it to perform simulations of the effects that changes in health status and scheme coverage rates have on prescribing frequencies.
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Health Research Board