Using prescription monitoring program data to characterize out-of-pocket payments for opioid prescriptions in a state Medicaid program.

@article{Hartung2017UsingPM,
  title={Using prescription monitoring program data to characterize out-of-pocket payments for opioid prescriptions in a state Medicaid program.},
  author={Daniel M. Hartung and Sharia M Ahmed and Luke Middleton and Joshua Van Otterloo and Kun Zhang and Shellie L Keast and Hyunjee Kim and Kirbee Johnston and Richard A. Deyo},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={1053-1060}
}
BACKGROUND Out-of-pocket payment for prescription opioids is believed to be an indicator of abuse or diversion, but few studies describe its epidemiology. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) collect controlled substance prescription fill data regardless of payment source and thus can be used to study this phenomenon. OBJECTIVE To estimate the frequency and characteristics of prescription fills for opioids that are likely paid out-of-pocket by individuals in the Oregon Medicaid… CONTINUE READING

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DM Hartung, SM Ahmed, L Middleton
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