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HELP with research search terms!

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by ProfessionalStudent5, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. ProfessionalStudent5

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    Hello! I'm doing a research study looking into diagnosis and prescription disparities. It's a secondary data analysis and I have to choose a specific time to verify that the patient has filled their prescription. I'm having difficulty finding a resource that states on average how long it takes a patient to fill an initial prescription. Does anyone have any knowledge about this or possible search terms. I have looked into medication adherence but the studies that haven't been helpful. I'm wondering if I'm using the wrong search terms. Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. CA_PsyD_FL_LMHC

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    Not sure of terms that might help, but I know that past a certain time it is referred to as prescription abandonment (which has been heavily studied). Perhaps the abandonment literature will have data related to average pickup times?

    Good luck!
     
  4. ProfessionalStudent5

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    That’s helpful! Thank you.
     
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    I published in a related area a few years back, though we didn’t look at fill time....but i’d be interested in any references you find about it.
     

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