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!
 
Feb 9, 2018
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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!