|Summary of median price ratios (MPRs) in various public sectors in Delhi|
|Procurement agency (number of||CPA (n =37)||MCD (n =31)||MSO (n =12)||LH (n =32)||RML/SH (n =27)|
|medicines purchased out of 50 medicines)|
|Minimum MPR||0.07 (Amlodipine)||0.07 (Amlodipine)||0.10 (Amlodipine)||0.34 (Ranitidine)||0.08 (Amlodipine)|
|Maximum MPR||1.22 (Amoxicillin 500 mg)||1.22 (Amoxicillin 500 mg)||1.03 (Erythromycin tab)||6.38 (Fluoxetine tab)||1.48 (Erythromycin tab)|
CPA – procurement agency for Delhi state government, MCD – Municipal Corporation of Delhi, MSO – Procurement agency for Central government, LH – a tertiary care facility of central government procurement, RML – tertiary care facility under central government that does procurement for two hospitals.
Note: MPR of Amlodipine was 0.42 for LH; MPR of Erythromycin tab was 0.61 for CPA, 0.96 for MCD, and 1.21 for LH; MPR of Fluoxetine was 0.50 for CPA and was not procured by MCD, MSO, RML/SH.
Kotwani BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:285 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-285