TITLE

Capping drug benefits does not reduce total medical costs

PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;6/17/2006, Issue 505, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research being done on the total medical costs of patients whose drug benefits were capped and those whose benefits were not capped. It references a study by J. Hsu and colleagues in the June 2006 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine." The researchers used a prospective cohort design to assess 199,179 Medicare beneficiaries whose age is greater than or equal to 65 years who either had a $1,000 cap on their drug benefits or had no limit.
ACCESSION #
24700956

 

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