Is access sufficient? An examination of the effects of the MedShare program to expand access to prescription drugs for indigent populations.

@article{Shaw2008IsAS,
  title={Is access sufficient? An examination of the effects of the MedShare program to expand access to prescription drugs for indigent populations.},
  author={Thomas C Shaw and Mark Carrozza},
  journal={Evaluation review},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={526-46}
}
We conduct an evaluation of MedShare, a program designed to enhance access to prescription drugs for indigent patients in the Greater Cincinnati area. The program expands access to drugs by providing subsidies to reduce the costs paid by patients for their prescriptions. The assumption is that by expanding access to prescription drugs, participant health outcomes as measured by quality of life improve. Although the program appears outwardly successful, we found little difference between program… CONTINUE READING

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