Table 6.

Determination of “nonswitching” constant: The nonswitching constant was the proportion of patients who, when prescribed their first medication, were not likely to change to another intraclass medication.

CLASSAVERAGE TOLERABILITY, %TOLERABILITY FOR LEAST EXPENSIVE MEDICATION IN CLASS, %CHOSEN NONSWITCHING CONSTANT
Statins94.44397.54394

Proton pump inhibitor

80–9544
85–9545
8744

80
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors9233954692

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
60–6547
9747

60–65

60