The impact of Medicare Part D on out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs, medication utilization, health resource utilization, and preference-based health utility.

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OBJECTIVES To quantify the impact of Medicare Part D eligibility on medication utilization, emergency department use, hospitalization, and preference-based health utility among civilian noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries. STUDY DESIGN Difference-in-differences analyses were used to estimate the effects of Part D eligibility on health outcomes by… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01273.x

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