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Drug Switching in the Past 12 Months Due

to Lack of Coverage: 3 Scenarios


12% of all adults ≥50
years, or an estimated
8.9 million people Estimated
5.3 million Estimated
people 4.7 million
% of Respondents

people Estimated
3.5 million
people

16%

10% 9%
6%

Net of 3 Scenarios Switched to a Received a Different Doctor’s Initial


Different Drug Drug than Prescription Decision
Project Patient Care. Unpublished data.
Problems Caused by Switching Drugs

Estimated
2.6 million people
Estimated
1.9 million
people
Estimated
1.1 million
30%
people

22%

13%

Medication Not Effective Experienced Side Effects Either


Project Patient Care. Unpublished data.
Severity of Resulting Problems

NS/Refused
9%

Somewhat of a Problem
29%
Minor Problem
33% Major Problem
29%

Project Patient Care. Unpublished data.


Significant Problems Experienced
While These Percentages Are Low, the
Subpopulations Described Could Number in the
Hundreds of Thousands

Took Additional Medications to Treat


the Problems Caused by the Side
33%
Effects

Visited an Urgent Care 18%


Facility

Visited the Emergency 14%


Room

Hospitalized 11%

Project Patient Care. Unpublished data.