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Percent Filling At Least One Prescription for a High-Risk Medication
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    Percent Filling At Least One Prescription for a High-Risk Medication
    (Year: 2010; Region Levels: State)
    Minnesota 15.1%
    Vermont 17.3%
    Massachusetts 18.3%
    New Hampshire 18.4%
    District of Columbia 18.4%
    Connecticut 18.5%
    North Dakota 18.8%
    Iowa 18.8%
    Wisconsin 19.1%
    South Dakota 19.4%
    Rhode Island 19.9%
    Maine 20.1%
    Alaska 20.1%
    New York 20.2%
    New Jersey 20.4%
    Pennsylvania 21.7%
    Illinois 21.8%
    Maryland 21.8%
    Montana 22.1%
    Nebraska 22.6%
    Wyoming 22.6%
    Colorado 22.9%
    Delaware 23.4%
    Arizona 23.5%
    Oregon 23.5%
    Washington 23.8%
    Hawaii 24.1%
    Utah 24.1%
    Nevada 25.0%
    Michigan 25.6%
    New Mexico 25.8%
    Kansas 25.9%
    California 26.2%
    Idaho 26.5%
    Ohio 26.7%
    Virginia 27.1%
    Missouri 28.2%
    Florida 28.4%
    Indiana 28.7%
    West Virginia 29.1%
    North Carolina 31.4%
    Texas 32.9%
    South Carolina 32.9%
    Oklahoma 33.8%
    Georgia 35.0%
    Kentucky 35.1%
    Tennessee 35.9%
    Arkansas 36.6%
    Mississippi 38.1%
    Alabama 38.4%
    Louisiana 38.6%
    National Average 26.6%
    90th Percentile 35.9%
    50th Percentile 23.8%
    10th Percentile 18.4%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • Prescription drug utilization and spending rates use a 40% Medicare random-sample denominator file for each year from 2006 to 2010. For the 2010 Part D enrollment cohort, patients were included if they (1) were age 65 or older as of 1/1/2010, (2) were alive and continuously enrolled in a stand-alone Medicare Part D plan for all 12 months of 2010, and (3) were not enrolled in hospice or a managed Medicare plan (Medicare Advantage) at any time during 2010.




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