Cost-related medication nonadherence and cost-saving strategies used by elderly Medicare cancer survivors.

@article{Nekhlyudov2011CostrelatedMN,
  title={Cost-related medication nonadherence and cost-saving strategies used by elderly Medicare cancer survivors.},
  author={Larissa Nekhlyudov and Jeanne M. Madden and Amy Johnson Graves and Fang Zhang and Stephen B. Soumerai and Dennis Ross-Degnan},
  journal={Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={395-404}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to compare cost-related medication nonadherence among elderly Medicare enrollees with and without cancer and to describe the strategies cancer survivors used to offset the costs of medications. METHODS Using the 2005 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey and Medicare claims, we compared self-reported cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN), spending less on basic needs to afford medicines, and cost reduction strategies among elderly beneficiaries with and… CONTINUE READING
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