Table 3: Utilization pattern of oral pills (tablets and capsules) within Taiwan’s National Health Insurance in 2007, stratified by unit price.

Drug unitpriceaNumber of itemsPrescribed frequencyPrescribed pill amountDrug cost
Number (%)Cumultive percentageNumber (%)Cumultive percentageCost (NTD) (%)Cumultive percentage

≤12887332,893,462 (47.5)47.5%3,905,197,879 (32.7)32.7%2,750,725,433 (4.0)4.0%
(1-2]1291137,680,995 (19.6)67.1%2,748,567,233 (23.0)55.8%4,353,528,777 (6.4)10.4%
(2-3]64455,141,275 (7.9)75.0%1,002,985,634 (8.4)64.2%2,811,873,496 (4.1)14.6%
(3–5]90669,862,237 (10.0)84.9%1,402,193,271 (11.8)76.0%6,344,373,650 (9.3)23.9%
(5–10]78649,528,347 (7.1)92.0%1,388,364,820 (11.6)87.6%10,943,790,384 (16.1)39.9%
(10–20]34325,795,894 (3.7)95.7%705,197,333 (5.9)93.5%10,994,223,793 (16.1)56.1%
(20–30]16914,720,103 (2.1)97.8%400,773,824 (3.4)96.9%9,579,571,005 (14.1)70.1%
>3034015,731,070 (2.2)100.0%374,096,181 (3.1)100.0%20,355,902,421 (29.9)100.0%

Total7366701,353,383 (100.0)11,927,376,174 (100.0)68,133,988,960 (100.0)

NTD: new Taiwan dollar.
a( , ] that is denoted as the price is above and equal or less than .