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Table 5 Contrasts between two different values of the covariate

From: Determinants of new drugs prescription in the Swiss healthcare market

Variable Nature of the contrast Contrast (years)
Prescription level
 Rx Yes - No −12.6 [−14.1; −11.1]
 Generic drug Yes - No −15.2 [−17.0; −13.4]
Market level
 Number of insured 100,000 - 10,000 −5.5 [−6.1; −4.8]
 Treatment cost 1000 CHF - 500 CHF −1.8 [−2.0; −1.6]
 Herfindahl-Hirschman index 1 – 0.5 11.6 [10.2; 12.9]
 Number of drugs 50 - 1 −6.1 [−6.5; −5.7]
 Number of active substances 5 - 1 −6.5 [−7.2; −5.9]
Patient level
 Age (85+) - (0-19) 0.43 [0.38; 0.48]
 Male Male - Female −0.16 [−0.18; −0.14]
 Deductible (>400 CHF) - (<=400 CHF) 0.24 [0.21; 0.27]
 Co-morbidity index 10 - 1 illnesses −0.024 [−0.027; −0.021]
Physician level
 Physician’s specialty Hospital specialist – GP 1.03 [0.91; 1.15]
Region level
 Canton Jura - Neuchâtel 2.78 [2.46; 3.10]
  1. Confidence intervals in squared brackets