Characteristics of Patients Receiving Pharmaceutical Samples and Association Between Sample Receipt and Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs

@article{Alexander2008CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of Patients Receiving Pharmaceutical Samples and Association Between Sample Receipt and Out-of-Pocket Prescription Costs},
  author={G. Alexander and James X Zhang and A. Basu},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={46},
  pages={394-402}
}
Background:Pharmaceutical samples are widely used for promotion and marketing, yet little is known about who receives samples or how their use is associated with patient's prescription costs. Objective:To examine the characteristics of those receiving samples and the relationship between sample receipt and out-of-pocket prescription costs. Design, Subjects, and Measures:We divided the 2002–2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a nationally representative, panel-design longitudinal study, into… Expand

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