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Table 6 Selected percentiles of the number of days of drugs, of the number of visits, and of the number of drug items

From: The influences of Taiwan's generic grouping price policy on drug prices and expenditures: Evidence from analysing the consumption of the three most-used classes of cardiovascular drugs

  Exposure group Comparison group
  Pre-action Post-action Pre-action Post-action
Beta blocking agents
The number of days of drugs     
   25% 60 120 56 120
   50% 92 180 90 170
   75% 140 210 140 210
   95% 168 224 168 228
   99% 180 252 196 249
   100% 210 280 224 300
The number of visits     
   25% 2 4 2 4
   50% 4 7 4 6
   75% 5 7 5 7
   95% 6 8 6 8
   99% 10 11 8 10
   100% 13 14 23 24
The number drug items     
   25% 1 1 1 1
   50% 1 1 1 1
   75% 1 1 1 1
   95% 1 2 1 2
   99% 2 2 2 3
   100% 3 3 2 4
Calcium channel blockers, vascular effects
The number of days of drugs     
   25% 60 120 56 120
   50% 112 180 90 180
   75% 140 210 133 198
   95% 168 224 168 225
   99% 180 264 182 240
   100% 196 330 224 300
The number of visits     
   25% 3 5 2 4
   50% 4 6 3 6
   75% 5 7 5 7
   95% 6 8 6 8
   99% 12 13 9 11
   100% 30 27 12 13
The number drug items     
   25% 1 1 1 1
   50% 1 1 1 1
   75% 1 1 1 1
   95% 2 2 1 1
   99% 2 2 1 2
   100% 4 3 2 3
ACE inhibitors, plain
The number of days of drugs     
   25% 60 112 60 112
   50% 112 168 104 168
   75% 140 202 140 203
   95% 168 224 172 224
   99% 180 249 196 240
   100% 224 288 240 245
The number of visits     
   25% 2 4 2 4
   50% 4 6 4 6
   75% 5 7 5 7
   95% 7 9 7 9
   99% 12 14 12 13
   100% 30 27 12 14
The number drug items     
   25% 1 1 1 1
   50% 1 1 1 1
   75% 1 1 1 1
   95% 1 2 1 1
   99% 2 3 2 2
   100% 3 3 2 2