Pope County Community

Cash flow Survey

Statistical Report:

Prescription/Medical Supplies

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jon Anderson, Associate Professor of Statistics

Dr. Engin Sungur, Professor of Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Report

www5555.morris.umn.edu//pope/reportmainframe.html

 

 

 

 

University of Minnesota, Morris

Statistics Discipline

Morris, MN 56267

5/14/02


 

 

 

 

Related Survey Questions:

 

 

7. Do you purchase these products and services for personal use?

8. If yes, what percentage of these purchases and services do you buy in Pope County?

Prescription/medical supplies

oYES      oNO

o0     o1-20 o21-40 o41-60 o61-80 o81-100

 

12. How important are these factors in encouraging you to spend more locally on prescriptions and medical supplies:

Advertising

Not Important   o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Short waiting time

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

More selection

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Updated and clean business interior/exterior

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Assistance with Medicare/insurance filings

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Service

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Reputation

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Convenience

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Competitive pricing

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Parking availability

o1 o2 o3 o4 o5

Other (please specify)

 

 

Tables:

Prescriptions and Medicine                                 

 

         „ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒ†

                                 Importance to Spend More Locally                 

                         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ…ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‰        

                            Not   ‚Somewhat ‚         ‚Somewhat ‚  Very           

                         ‚Important‚Unimport-‚Neutral =‚Important‚Important‚        

                            = 1   ‚ ant = 2 ‚    3       = 4      = 5   ‚Total‚   

                         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒ‰   

                            Pct      Pct      Pct      Pct      Pct     N  ‚MEAN‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Advertising          35.9‚     19.5‚     24.5‚     10.5‚      9.5‚  220‚ 2.4‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Extended Hours       10.2‚      5.3‚     20.8‚     31.0‚     32.7‚  226‚ 3.7‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚More Selection       14.3‚      7.6‚     26.3‚     25.4‚     26.3‚  224‚ 3.4‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Updated/Clean                                                        

         ‚Business              9.8‚      6.2‚     21.8‚     26.2‚     36.0‚  225‚ 3.7‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Assist Medicare ‚                                                     

         ‚Insurance                                                            

         ‚Filings              11.2‚      4.9‚     20.1‚     18.3‚     45.5‚  224‚ 3.8‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Service               8.9‚      3.6‚      9.4‚     24.1‚     54.0‚  224‚ 4.1‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Reputation            9.0‚      4.9‚     15.7‚     22.9‚     47.5‚  223‚ 4.0‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Convenience           6.6‚      1.3‚     11.9‚     30.5‚     49.6‚  226‚ 4.2‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Competitive                                                          

         ‚Price                 8.8‚      1.8‚     11.0‚     21.1‚     57.3‚  227‚ 4.2‚

         ‡ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒ‰

         ‚Parking                                                              

         ‚Availability         12.7‚     10.3‚     30.0‚     26.3‚     20.7‚  213‚ 3.3‚

         Šƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒƒ‹ƒƒƒƒŒ

 


 

                                   TABLE OF SPPRE8 BY SPSHO12

 

                 SPPRE8(% Prescript/Medical purchases in Pope)

                           SPSHO12(Extended Hours and Prescription/Med)

                 Frequency‚

                 Percent 

                 Row Pct 

                 Col Pct  ‚Not Impo‚Somewhat‚Neutral ‚Somewhat‚Very Imp‚  Total

                          ‚rtant   ‚ Unimpor‚        ‚ Importa‚ortant 

                                  ‚tant            ‚nt             

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 Zero %         8 ‚      3 ‚      4 ‚      1 ‚      3 ‚     19

                             3.60 ‚   1.35 ‚   1.80 ‚   0.45 ‚   1.35 ‚   8.56

                            42.11 ‚  15.79 ‚  21.05 ‚   5.26 ‚  15.79 ‚

                            38.10 ‚  25.00 ‚   8.70 ‚   1.43 ‚   4.11 ‚

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 1-20 %         4 ‚      3 ‚     10 ‚      9 ‚      4 ‚     30

                             1.80 ‚   1.35 ‚   4.50 ‚   4.05 ‚   1.80 ‚  13.51

                            13.33 ‚  10.00 ‚  33.33 ‚  30.00 ‚  13.33 ‚

                            19.05 ‚  25.00 ‚  21.74 ‚  12.86 ‚   5.48 ‚

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 21-40 %        0 ‚      1 ‚      6 ‚      5 ‚      2 ‚     14

                             0.00 ‚   0.45 ‚   2.70 ‚   2.25 ‚   0.90 ‚   6.31

                             0.00 ‚   7.14 ‚  42.86 ‚  35.71 ‚  14.29 ‚

                             0.00 ‚   8.33 ‚  13.04 ‚   7.14 ‚   2.74 ‚

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 41-60 %        2 ‚      1 ‚      5 ‚      6 ‚     12 ‚     26

                             0.90 ‚   0.45 ‚   2.25 ‚   2.70 ‚   5.41 ‚  11.71

                             7.69 ‚   3.85 ‚  19.23 ‚  23.08 ‚  46.15 ‚

                             9.52 ‚   8.33 ‚  10.87 ‚   8.57 ‚  16.44 ‚

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 61-80 %        3 ‚      0 ‚      4 ‚     13 ‚      5 ‚     25

                             1.35 ‚   0.00 ‚   1.80 ‚   5.86 ‚   2.25 ‚  11.26

                            12.00 ‚   0.00 ‚  16.00 ‚  52.00 ‚  20.00 ‚

                            14.29 ‚   0.00 ‚   8.70 ‚  18.57 ‚   6.85 ‚

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 81-100 % ‚      4 ‚      4 ‚     17 ‚     36 ‚     47 ‚    108

                             1.80 ‚   1.80 ‚   7.66 ‚  16.22 ‚  21.17 ‚  48.65

                             3.70 ‚   3.70 ‚  15.74 ‚  33.33 ‚  43.52 ‚

                            19.05 ‚  33.33 ‚  36.96 ‚  51.43 ‚  64.38 ‚

                 ƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆƒƒƒƒƒƒƒƒˆ

                 Total          21       12       46       70       73      222

                              9.46     5.41    20.72    31.53    32.88   100.00

 

 

 


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Reactions & Comments:

 

About 60 percent of spending on prescriptions and medical supplies is within the county.  About 49 percent of the respondents purchase over 80 percent of their prescriptions within the county.  There is a great amount of purchasing being done outside the county with about 20 percent responding that they do 0 to 20 percent of their prescription purchases within the county.

 

Those employed outside the county have a lower percentage of prescription and medical supply spending within the county than others.  The percentage difference is about ten percent less.  This difference is not statistically significant.

 

There are large differences is spending percentages across the county.  Those living in Long Beach, Glenwood, Starbuck, and Sedan have the highest local spending percentages.  Those living in Cyrus, Villard, and Lowry have the lowest.

 

Advertising does not seem to be very important to spending more in the county, but expanded hours does seem to be a factor that might influence more spending within the county.  This seems to be particularly true for those currently spending between 40 and 80 percent within the county.  Thus, those that have the opportunity to spend more in the county do mention hours and convenience as a factor that might influence them to spend more within the county.

 

Good, helpful service is clearly an important factor in spending more locally on prescriptions.

 

 

Written Comments:

 

*corner drug owner should be friendlier

*A location in Lowry

*we get our medicine where we doctor

*No choice

*we do spend most here

*will not buy medical or prescriptions in Pope County

*insurance offers minimal choices

*We pay too much for drugs