MAI CRITERION | WEIGHT^{*} | PROPORTION UNKNOWN^{†} |
---|---|---|
1. Is there an indication for the drug? | 3 | 3.0 |
2. Is the medication effective for the condition? | 3 | 1.7 |
3. Is the dosage correct? | 2 | 2.0 |
4. Are the directions correct? | 2 | 0.7 |
5. Are the directions practical? | 1 | 0.3 |
6. Are there clinically significant drug-drug interactions? | 2 | 0.7 |
7. Are there clinically significant drug-disease interactions? | 2 | 0.4 |
8. Is there unnecessary duplication with other drugs? | 1 | 0.9 |
9. Is the duration of therapy acceptable? | 1 | 4.7 |
10. Is this drug the least expensive alternative compared with others of equal utility? | 1 | 46.5 |
MAI—medication appropriateness index.
↵* Relative weight applied to inappropriate ratings in the calculation of the total MAI score. The maximum potential MAI score is 18; however, the cost component was not considered in this study, so the highest potential score was 17.
↵† Proportion of medications coded as unknown at baseline.