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This variable is contained in the following files: Part D Drug Event File
Short SAS Name
QTYDSPNS
SAS Name
QTY_DSPNSD_NUM

This field indicates the number of units, grams, mililiters, or other quantity dispensed in the current drug event.

If the PDE was for a compounded item, the quantity dispensed is the total of all ingredients. If the PDE was for a partial fill, the quantity is the total amount prescribed, not the portion covered by the partial fill.

Comments

The values for this field are highly variable and depend on the form of the drug that was dispensed (e.g., liquids or tablets).

Source: PDE