Prescription Drug Cost Sharing : A Powerful Policy Lever to Use with Care


Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: RAND Corporation

Author(s): Dana P. Goldman; Geoffrey F. Joyce; Pinar Karaca-Mandic; William B. Vogt; Eric Sun; Anupam B. Jena; Jose J. Escarce; Jennifer E. Pace; Matthew D. Solomon; Pamela B. Landsman; Marianne Laouri; Steven M. Teutsch; Yuhui Zheng

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Type: Brief

Abstract:

Describes the effects that prescription drug cost sharing has on drug spending, compliance with drug therapy, patient health, and overall health care costs.