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Table 2 Effect of Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) on Mail Order Modeling Results

From: Drug utilization and cost in a Medicaid population: A simulation study of community vs. mail order pharmacy

  Example 1. MPR Equal to 1 Example 2. MPR Equal to 1.25 Example 3. MPR Equal to .75
  CP MO Diff. CP MO Diff. CP MO Diff.
Total day supply 600 630 30 750 788 38 450 450 0
MPR 1.00 1.00 0.00 1.25 1.25 0.00 0.75 0.75 0.00
Days 600 630 30 600 630 30 600 600 0
Refills 20 7 -13 20 7 -13 15 5 -10
30-day-equivalent refills 20 21 1 20 21 1 15 15 0
Average day supply per refill 30 90 60 38 113 75 30 90 60
  1. CP = Community Pharmacy; MO = Mail order pharmacy; Diff. = Difference
  2. Note: Numbers are rounded to the next integer.