First-year Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits: medication access and continuity among dual eligible psychiatric patients.

@article{West2010FirstyearMP,
  title={First-year Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits: medication access and continuity among dual eligible psychiatric patients.},
  author={Joyce C. West and Joshua E. Wilk and Donald S. Rae and Irvin L Muszynski and Maritza Rubio-Stipec and Carol L. Alter and Karen E Sanders and Stephen Crystal and Darrel A. Regier},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={400-10}
}
OBJECTIVE This study provides national data on medication access and continuity problems experienced during the first year of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, which was implemented on January 1, 2006, among a national sample of Medicare and Medicaid "dual eligible" psychiatric patients. METHOD Practice-based research methods were used to collect clinician-reported data across the full range of public and private psychiatric treatment settings. A random sample of psychiatrists… CONTINUE READING

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