Influence of socioeconomic status on drug selection for the elderly in Canada.

@article{Mamdani2002InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of socioeconomic status on drug selection for the elderly in Canada.},
  author={Muhammad M Mamdani and Karen Tu and Peter C. Austin and David Alter},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={
          804-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between socioeconomic status, as indicated by neighborhood median income levels, and physician drug selection between older, less expensive generic drugs and newer, more expensive brand-name drugs for elderly patients initiating drug therapy in a universal healthcare system. METHODS We conducted a population-based, retrospective, cross-sectional study. Using healthcare administrative databases, we assessed the medication profiles of 128 314 patients from… CONTINUE READING

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