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New Study Indicates Decreasing Prescription Copayments Results in Increased Adherence for Patients with Chronic Diseases
Date:1/8/2008

heir health, and continuing the search for new cures."

GSK's Health Management Innovations team is also analyzing the results of several other studies investigating potential factors affecting patient compliance, including assessing the impact of:

-- copayment level on specific outcomes such as Hba1c levels for diabetic

patients

-- income on initial copayment levels and increases in copayment levels

-- implementing a consumer-directed health plan

-- implementing a pay-for-performance initiative

Formal results of these studies will be announced as they are published.

To hear more about this study, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/opm/newspage/2008/drugcopay.asx.

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3. Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust. Annual Surveys of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 2000-2005.

4. Gibson TB, Ozminkowski RJ, Goetzel RZ. The effects of prescription drug cost sharing: a review of the evidence. Am J Manag Care. 2005;11:730-740.

5. Lexchin J, Grootendorst P. Effects of prescription drug user fees on drug and health services use and on health status in vulnerable populations: a systematic review of the evidence. Int J Health Serv. 2004;34:101-122.

6. Goldman DP, Joyce GF, Escarce JJ et al. Pharmacy benefits and the use of drugs by the chronically
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