Improving Adherence to Therapy and Clinical Outcomes While Containing Costs: Opportunities From the Greater Use of Generic Medications: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians.

@article{Choudhry2016ImprovingAT,
  title={Improving Adherence to Therapy and Clinical Outcomes While Containing Costs: Opportunities From the Greater Use of Generic Medications: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians.},
  author={Niteesh Choudhry and Thomas D. Denberg and Amir Qaseem},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={164 1},
  pages={41-9}
}
Per capita spending in the United States is higher than in any other country without correspondingly high performance on many measures of health care quality (1). Efforts to maximize the value of our health care dollars have focused on situations where expensive therapies are used when less costly, equally effective options are available. The underuse of generic medications is an important example. Prescription drugs now account for more than $325 billion in annual spending in the United States… CONTINUE READING
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