Drug use among seniors on public drug programs in Canada, 2002 to 2008
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Published by Canadian Institute for Health Information in Ottawa ON .
Written in English


Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV5824.A33 D778 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24544628M
ISBN 109781554657117
LC Control Number2010444504
OCLC/WorldCa607059463

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1. Healthc Q. ;18(1) Drug Use among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, Proulx J(1), Hunt J(2). Author information: (1)Program Lead in the Pharmaceuticals Department at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), in Ottawa, Ontario. He leads and coordinates the analysis and writing of pharmaceutical-related reports at by: Drug use among seniors in Canada On average, Canadian seniors use more drugs than any other age group. Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, gives a breakdown of this population by sex, age and, for the first time, by neighbourhood income and geographic location (urban or rural). Percentage of Seniors on Public Drug Programs With Accepted Claims: Short/Other Names: Not applicable. Description: The rate of seniors who have submitted claims that have been accepted by public drug programs: Interpretation: This indicator is interpreted as the rate of seniors who use public drug programs to receive drug coverage. HSP. Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, Highlights Drug Use Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, examines drug use among seniors (those age 65 and older) using data from the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Database, 1 of 27 databases managed by the Canadian Institute.

Among the concerns are the quality and safety of health care for many seniors and the inefficient use of Canada’s public resources. Seniors aged 65 and over are the heaviest users of prescription medicines. The vast majority of them are using prescription drugs (Rotermann et al. , 5). The Use of Selected Psychotropic Drugs Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, to 3 NPDUIS Database The drug claims data used in this analysis comes from the NPDUIS Database, as submitted by the Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. provincial public drug programs. The. Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, Introduction. Although seniors (those age 65 and older) make up only 17% of the Canadian population, they are estimated to account for roughly 40% of all spending on prescribed drugs and 55% of public drug program spending. 1–3. The seniors population is growing faster than any. Major findings and links to statistics from the Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS) Health Canada survey.

Some are income-based universal programs. Most have specific programs for population groups that may require more enhanced coverage for high drug costs. These groups include seniors, recipients of social assistance, and individuals with diseases or conditions that are associated with high drug costs. Improving Prescription Drug Safety for Canadian Seniors Nicole F. Bernier S eniors’ use of prescription medicines presents significant challenges, with implications for policy-makers, clinicians and the general public. Among the concerns are the quality and safety of health care for many seniors and the inefficient use of Canada’s public. The review also finds that every province maintains a drug coverage program for seniors. While there are differences in the income thresholds for accessing public coverage, coverage for seniors tends to be relatively more generous than for non-senior adults without children. The importance of prescription medicines paired with concerns about their. Seniors and Drug Prices in Canada and the United States Fraser Institute Digital Publication May 4 Canadian and US prices for seniors’ drugs The data available to this study showed that 58 of the 00 top-selling brand-name drug products in were listed among the 00 drugs most recommended by Cana-dian physicians for seniors.