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Table 3 Distribution of prescriptions and patients’ payments by demand type, Lombardy, 2012

From: The redistributive effects of copayment in outpatient prescriptions: evidence from Lombardy

Family Exempt Group #1 Group #2 Group #3
income (€) patients Patients with relative price <1 Patients with relative price >1 Non exempt-high users
  Number Number Average Av. presc. Number Average Av. presc. Number Average Av. presc.
    pay (€) number   pay (€) number   pay (€) number
<8,000 335,877 27,892 23.55 1.29 145,167 12.22 2.06 98,395 51.90 4.96
8,001-15,000 508,364 32,302 22.20 1.28 157,252 12.33 2.06 114,176 53.63 5.15
15,001-24,000 906,051 73,338 23.88 1.30 356,336 12.71 2.12 285,970 55.25 5.24
24,001-35,000 716,073 61,622 24.93 1.32 293,852 13.32 2.20 264,775 57.78 5.42
35,001-55,000 616,505 69,321 27.20 1.36 364,339 14.30 2.34 386,695 61.03 5.73
55,001-75,000 228,628 29,548 28.38 1.37 155,955 14.83 2.40 172,889 61.89 5.81
>75,001 215,432 35,329 29.66 1.37 161,780 14.75 2.38 179,125 60.85 5.66
Total 3,526,930 329,352 25.61 1.32 1,634,681 13.50 2.20 1,502,025 58.27 5.36
Not matched 585,151 40,103    210,264   141,277