Patient-assistance programs: assessment of and use by safety-net clinics.

  title={Patient-assistance programs: assessment of and use by safety-net clinics.},
  author={Kathryn Duke and Kristiana Raube and Helene Levens Lipton},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  volume={62 7},
PURPOSE Safety-net clinics' use and assessment of patient-assistance programs (PAPs) were studied. METHODS A multistate telephone survey was conducted on the basis of issues identified during 10 case-study interviews of safety-net clinics serving primarily uninsured and publicly insured patients. Interviewed were pharmacists and other staff taking primary responsibility for helping patients apply to PAPs. RESULTS Of 339 survey candidates, 215 provided complete interviews (63% response rate… CONTINUE READING

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