|Title:||What is the clinical and cost-effectiveness of issuing longer vs shorter duration repeat prescriptions in patients with stable, chronic conditions in the primary care setting?|
|Project Description:||The aim of this review is to provide a high quality reference on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of issuing longer duration vs shorter duration (3-month vs 28-days) prescriptions in patients with stable chronic diseases. The objectives will be to conduct a systematic review of the literature:
1. To assess whether shorter or longer prescription lengths have positive or negative impact on defined health outcomes and patient experience
2. To assess whether shorter or longer prescription lengths have an impact on patient adherence, wastage, GP time, dispensing costs, and costs to patients.
3. To assess what previous published economic analyses there may be that evaluation the cost-effectiveness of different prescription lengths.The results of the review will feed into economic analyses comparing the cost and consequences of 28-day and 3-month prescriptions in terms of:
* net cost to the NHS from changes in drug wastage, dispensing fees and GP time
* adherence and consequent health gain to patients.
|Start date:||1st September 2015|
|End date:||31st August 2016|
|Contact person:||Dr Ed Wilson|
|Contact Details:||Primary Care Unit
Institute of Public Health
University Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Fax: 01223 762515
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