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MPR

(MultiProtocol Router) Software from Novell that provides router capabilities for its NetWare servers. It supports IPX, IP, AppleTalk and OSI protocols as well as all the major LANs and WANs.
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Statin adherence--defined as a medication possession ratio of 80% or above--was 87.7%.
The researchers linked patients to a pharmacy claims database to calculate the medication possession ratio, "an indicator of whether a patient had adequate medication supply in a given time frame," as the study puts it.
Adherence (measured by medication possession ratio [MPR]) was calculated as the proportion of days the patient received the prescribed medication compared to their overall time on therapy (number of days supply, divided by the number of days in the follow-up period [365 days]; days supply beyond the observation window were not included).
At 24 months, adherence - measured by medication possession ratio --was 44.5% among 452 children randomized to the calls and 35.5% among 447 who were not, a statistically significant 25% difference.
The 17-month study measured the medication possession ratio (MPR), proportion of days covered, and refill timing of more than 4,500 patients who received their Diovan in the 30-day color-coded, calendarized reminder package that stated when the prescription should be refilled near the end of the regimen, along with an equal number of patients who didn't get the reminder packaging.
During follow-up, the researchers measured compliance by the average level of patients' medication possession ratio. For patients taking an oral drug, this was determined by how many days during follow-up patients had their prescribed medication based on their history of filling their prescription, Dr.
Researchers couldn't measure whether veterans were taking their medications, so they used a common research measure called the medication possession ratio (MPR), which measures how many medication refills the veteran obtained over a year.
Medication Possession Ratio (MPR): The MPR utilizes pharmacy claims data and is calculated by dividing the number of days an individual has access to medicine (i.e., has picked up a supply of medication) by the total number of days for which the medication was prescribed.
The study found that those patients in commercial drug plans with narrow pharmacy networks had improved medication adherence, as indicated by their medication possession ratio (MPR), which measures patients' available medication on hand over time and is commonly used as an indication of adherence, the authors said.
To measure adherence status--which was determined by the proportion of days the patient possessed a supply of the medication, or the medication possession ratio (MPR)--a minimum of two claims for the same antidepressant drug was required.
To measure adherence status--which was determined by the proportion of days the patient possessed a supply of the medication, or the medication possession ratio (MPR)--researchers required a minimum of two claims for the same antidepressant drug.

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