Costs and benefits of free medications after myocardial infarction.

@article{Dhalla2009CostsAB,
  title={Costs and benefits of free medications after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Irfan A. Dhalla and Monique A Smith and Niteesh Choudhry and Avram E. Denburg},
  journal={Healthcare policy = Politiques de sante},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={68-86}
}
BACKGROUND Although combination pharmacotherapy after myocardial infarction dramatically reduces morbidity and mortality, the full benefits of secondary prevention medications remain unrealized owing to medication non-adherence. Because financial barriers are a major determinant of non-adherence, we examined the costs and benefits of providing free medications to myocardial infarction patients who do not have private insurance and are ineligible for substantial public coverage. METHODS An… CONTINUE READING
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