Cost-effectiveness of providing full drug coverage to increase medication adherence in post-myocardial infarction Medicare beneficiaries.

@article{Choudhry2008CosteffectivenessOP,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of providing full drug coverage to increase medication adherence in post-myocardial infarction Medicare beneficiaries.},
  author={Niteesh K Choudhry and Amanda R. Patrick and Elliott M. Antman and Jerry Avorn and William H. Shrank},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={117 10},
  pages={
          1261-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Effective therapies for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease-related events are significantly underused, and attempts to improve adherence have often yielded disappointing results. Elimination of patient out-of-pocket costs may be an effective strategy to enhance medication use. We sought to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of providing full coverage for aspirin, beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers, and… CONTINUE READING

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