Drug affordability and prescription noncompliance in the United States: 1997-2002.

@article{Kennedy2004DrugAA,
  title={Drug affordability and prescription noncompliance in the United States: 1997-2002.},
  author={James J Kennedy and Joseph Coyne and David A Sclar},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={607-14}
}
BACKGROUND Prescription drug costs have risen rapidly since the mid-1990s. Inability to pay for medications has consequences for population health and health system costs. However, national data on the scope of prescription noncompliance due to cost are surprisingly inconsistent. OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to use data from a large, all-ages survey that accurately represents the civilian, noninstitutionalized population to estimate the national prevalence of medication… CONTINUE READING

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