Table 2

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)
Median MPR 0.61 0.59 0.53 0.82 0.69
25%ile MPR 0.42 0.37 0.30 0.61 0.48
75%ile MPR 0.76 0.76 0.64 1.10 0.87
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.

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