The effect of a copay increase on pharmaceutical utilization, expenditures, and treatment continuation.

@article{Motheral1999TheEO,
  title={The effect of a copay increase on pharmaceutical utilization, expenditures, and treatment continuation.},
  author={Brenda R Motheral and Rochelle Henderson},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={1383-94}
}
OBJECTIVE No research has evaluated the impact of an increase to a copay that is reflective of today's healthcare market. This study examined the effect of an increase from a $10 to $15 copay for brand drugs on key pharmaceutical utilization measures, including participation rates, treatment continuation, and expenditures, in an adult population. STUDY DESIGN A quasi-experimental, pre-post design with control group was used. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two different employer plans implemented an… CONTINUE READING

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