Self-restriction of medications due to cost in seniors without prescription coverage

@article{Steinman2001SelfrestrictionOM,
  title={Self-restriction of medications due to cost in seniors without prescription coverage},
  author={Dr. Michael A. Steinman and Laura Prouty Sands and MPH Kenneth E. Covinsky},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={16},
  pages={793-799}
}
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about patients who skip doses or otherwise avoid using their medications because of cost. We sought to identify which elderly patients are at highest risk of restricting their medications because of cost, and how prescription coverage modifies this risk. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional study from the 1995–1996 wave of the Survey of Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old, a population-based survey of Americans age 70 years and older. MEASUREMENTS… CONTINUE READING
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