Unintended outcomes of medicaid drug cost-containment policies on the chronically mentally ill.

Abstract

Cost-containment policies frequently focus on reducing drug expenditures, although prescription drug costs are a relatively small proportion of total health care expenditures. Data show that very few drug cost-containment policies can selectively reduce unneeded care while maintaining essential care. In the early 1980s, the New Hampshire Medicaid program… (More)

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@article{Soumerai2003UnintendedOO, title={Unintended outcomes of medicaid drug cost-containment policies on the chronically mentally ill.}, author={Stephen B. Soumerai}, journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry}, year={2003}, volume={64 Suppl 17}, pages={19-22} }