Navigation Links
Prescription costs rise more than 6 times when patients reach 65 says study of 5M people
Date:3/13/2008

(85 per cent of boys and 81 per cent of girls) and adults over 54.

  • The only categories not to reach 100 per cent prescribing rates over the age of 54 were men aged 55 to 64 (85 per cent) and men who were 85 years plus (91 per cent).

  • The most common prescriptions for children under four were for pain killers and fever-reducing drugs, followed by cough suppressants.

  • The authors found a higher use of antibiotics in children under 14 than reported in other studies and suggested that this could indicate that doctors were over prescribing them.

  • Female patients were prescribed more drugs than men (81 per cent compared to 68 per cent), except in children under 15 where the percentage was higher in males.

  • Women were more than twice as likely to use antidepressants as men (12 per cent versus five per cent) and this was most notable in the 35 to 44 age group.

Our study underlines the significantly higher costs of prescribing to older patients and this information is vital at a time when we face a progressively ageing population concludes co-author Eladio Fernandez-Liz of the Institut Catala de la Salut, who analysed the data. It also provides a detailed breakdown of the drugs most commonly prescribed in ten age groups and by gender.

By combining this information with details of the local patient population, our study can help healthcare providers to predict future prescription costs and look at specific health interventions in those age groups with the heaviest prescription drug use.


'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
wizard.media@virgin.net
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
2. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
3. Prescription labels geared toward pharmacies, not patients
4. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Prescription for Safer Drugs Discussed in Washington
5. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
6. Governor Rendell Appoints Members of Chronic Care Commission as Part of Prescription for PA
7. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: A New Prescription for Safer Drugs
8. Class Settlement Could Result in Considerable Savings for Certain Consumers of Prescription Pharmaceuticals
9. New Survey Finds Strong Public Interest in Prescription Drug Safety Issues
10. Audio: New Survey Finds Strong Public Interest in Prescription Drug Safety Issues
11. New Pharmacys Owners Go Beyond Your Prescription
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/4/2015)... ... July 04, 2015 , ... Earlier in 2015, on ... an annual member survey , detailing the most common plastic surgery and minimally ... that raw data down into charts detailing demographic trends and regional preferences. With ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... Bank will hopefully be getting a large donation of canned food items at the ... are making it their mission to collect as many canned items as possible. Donations do ... public as well. As part of the canned food drive, these local chiropractors will be ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Scientists at several top US cancer centers believe they now ... Click here to read the complete story , just posted on the Surviving ... Medical Center, and New York University exposed mice with a mutation on the tumor ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The Erie County Bar Association Institute of ... Association welcomed speaker C. Daniel McGillicuddy Esq. of William Mattar Law Offices. ... these types of cases. , Each year, New York State residents are hospitalized ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Mariah N. Manzanares, MD as the new Medical Director of its Frisco facility. ... director of our Frisco facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The ‘South Atlantic’ Frequently Chooses Tummy Tuck for Plastic Surgery, Jacksonville, FL, Doctor Notes 2Health News:The ‘South Atlantic’ Frequently Chooses Tummy Tuck for Plastic Surgery, Jacksonville, FL, Doctor Notes 3Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 2Health News:Greenville Area AlignLife Offices to do a Thanksgiving in July Food Drive 3Health News:Study Finds Small Amounts of Asbestos May Trigger Mesothelioma in People with Genetic Mutation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Attorney from William Mattar Leads Discussion on Bicycle Accidents 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 3
... 1,000 Reported Incidents, Caregivers Call for Comprehensive Process to Verify Signatures ... 31 Home care workers called for a hand-examination of each ... union, saying they had been subjected to lies, coercion, and fraud. ... the Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers - West (SEIU-UHW), ...
... ... ... -- TDI, a leading provider of agent productivity solutions for contact centers, announced today that ... healthcare systems provider to the Greater New Orleans area. , , , , ,As an ...
... , , , ... HSP ), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced ... company,s applications for six new presentations of therapeutic heparin in single- ... to prevent clot formation in central venous catheters and for anticoagulant ...
... , , , CHADDS FORD, Pa., Aug. ... will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009 on Thursday, Sept. ... Endo, will review the company,s products and development programs. , , ... website at www.endo.com under the investors section. ...
... , BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 31 Encorium ... clinical research organization (CRO) conducting studies in over 30 countries for ... that on August 25, 2009, it received a letter from The ... 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2009, NASDAQ has determined ...
... , , , ... (the "Company") today announced that, at the Company,s 2009 Annual Meeting ... re-elect by an overwhelming majority all of the Company,s nominees to ... meeting were 63,725,589, representing approximately 56% of the 114,007,240 shares outstanding ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:San Francisco Home Care Workers Describe Lies, Coercion, and Fraud in Union Signature Drive 2Health News:San Francisco Home Care Workers Describe Lies, Coercion, and Fraud in Union Signature Drive 3Health News:TDI Announces New Reseller Agreement With Executone 2Health News:Hospira Receives FDA Approval for Six New Presentations of Heparin 2Health News:Endo Pharmaceuticals to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009 2Health News:Encorium Receives NASDAQ Deficiency Letter Regarding Stockholders' Equity 2Health News:Encorium Receives NASDAQ Deficiency Letter Regarding Stockholders' Equity 3Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that ... June 30, 2015 results on Thursday, July 30, 2015, after ... with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US ... discuss operating results and future outlook. The earnings ... Time and the live webcast of the call can be ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Roche,s Bloodhound technology is on the ... hematology testing, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare ... its Bloodhound digital cell imaging technology –as newly ... hematology analyzer – is notable as a play ... leader CellaVision, but also compete more broadly in ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... July 2, 2015  The Green Exchange, Inc., the ... first HIPAA compliant mobile app that connects cannabis growers ... medical marijuana, announced today that their service provides the ... Meadow and more than half a dozen other delivery ... Loud Cannabis is unique in that it connects ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 3New Cannabis Delivery App Gets Product to Patient in Under 7 Minutes 2
... , April 27, 2010 Shire plc (LSE: ... it has received a Paragraph IV Notice Letter from Anchen,Pharmaceuticals, ... Application ("ANDA") for a generic version of Shire,s 1 mg, ... tablets, INTUNIV(TM).,Shire had previously reported in March 2010 ...
... April 27 For a second consecutive year, following the ... Auto Thefts) is cautioning Michigan drivers, and now auto dealers ... theft-related crimes.   , , ... increased vehicle security features, and the continuing success of Michigan ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Shire Receives INTUNIV(TM) Paragraph IV Notice Letter From Anchen 2Shire Receives INTUNIV(TM) Paragraph IV Notice Letter From Anchen 3H.E.A.T. Warns Drivers, Auto Dealers of Continuing Trend in Unconventional Auto Crimes 2H.E.A.T. Warns Drivers, Auto Dealers of Continuing Trend in Unconventional Auto Crimes 3
... of infectious disease ELISA products make us ... assay protocols for faster integration into the ... provide increased reliability and run-to-run consistency. Our ... assays for a wide range of serological ...
... Our breadth of infectious disease ELISA products ... With standard assay protocols for faster integration ... ELISA products provide increased reliability and run-to-run ... antibody detection assays for a wide range ...
... of infectious disease ELISA products make us ... assay protocols for faster integration into the ... provide increased reliability and run-to-run consistency. Our ... assays for a wide range of serological ...
... of infectious disease ELISA products make us ... assay protocols for faster integration into the ... provide increased reliability and run-to-run consistency. Our ... assays for a wide range of serological ...
Medicine Products: