Differences in Medication Adherence and Healthcare Resource Utilization Patterns

@article{Sheehan2008DifferencesIM,
  title={Differences in Medication Adherence and Healthcare Resource Utilization Patterns},
  author={David V. Sheehan and Matthew S Keene and Michael T. Eaddy and Stan Krulewicz and John E. Kraus and David J. Carpenter},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={963-973}
}
AbstractBackground: Given the number of antidepressants available and their rising costs, healthcare payers have initiated restrictive reimbursement policies for newer antidepressants, without consideration for differences in their effectiveness or tolerability. Objective: The objective of this study was to comprehensively compare medication adherence rates and associated healthcare utilization costs for patients using later-generation versus earlier-generation antidepressants in a managed… CONTINUE READING

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