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Title
Drug use and prescribing problems in four state Medicaid programs.
First Author
Stuart, Bruce
Date of Pub
1999 Spring
Pages
63-78
Volume
20
Issue
3
Other Authors
Ahern, Frank; Briesacher, Becky A; Erwin, Gary; Fahlman, Cheryl; Gilden, Daniel; Kidder, David; Zacker, Christopher
Abstract
In this article the authors present population-level prevalence rates for 61 specific drug-related problems occurring in three State Medicaid programs (Maryland, Iowa, and Washington) from 1989 through 1996 and a fourth (Georgia) from 1994 through 1996. The findings represent the first application of a consistent drug utilization review (DUR) screener program to Medicaid data across States. The study finds major differences in DUR failure rates among the four States with the lowest rates in Georgia and the highest in Washington. Only Iowa showed any population-level reduction in DUR failure rates during the study period, however, rates for community-dwelling elderly fell in most States.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Drug Therapy/adverse effects/classification : Drug Utilization/statistics & numerical data : Georgia : Health Services Research : Human : Insurance Claim Review : Iowa : Maryland : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : State Health Plans/organization & administration : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : Washington
NTIS Number
PB2000-102916