The impact of Medicare Part D on hospitalization rates.

  title={The impact of Medicare Part D on hospitalization rates.},
  author={Christopher C. Afendulis and Yulei He and Alan M Zaslavsky and Michael E. Chernew},
  journal={Health services research},
  volume={46 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the change in prescription drug insurance coverage associated with Medicare Part D reduced hospitalization rates for conditions sensitive to drug adherence. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Hospital discharge data from 2005 to 2007 for 23 states, linked with state-level data on drug coverage. STUDY DESIGN We use a difference-in-difference-in-differences approach, comparing changes in the probability of hospitalization before and after the introduction of the Part D… CONTINUE READING
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