Impact of Medicare Part D on antidepressant treatment, medication choice, and adherence among older adults with depression.

@article{Donohue2011ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of Medicare Part D on antidepressant treatment, medication choice, and adherence among older adults with depression.},
  author={Julie M Donohue and Yuting Zhang and Men Aiju and Subashan Perera and Judith R. Lave and Joseph T. Hanlon and Charles F. Reynolds},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={989-97}
}
OBJECTIVES Depression in older adults is often undertreated due, in part, to medication costs. We examined the impact of improved prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D on use of antidepressants, medication choice, and adherence. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Observational claims-based study of older adults with depression (ICD-9: 296.2, 296.3, 311, 300.4) continuously enrolled in a Medicare managed care plan between 2004 and 2007. Three groups with limited ($150 or $350… CONTINUE READING

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