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New Study Shows Lowering Co-payments Can Lead to Lower Total Healthcare Costs, Improved Overall Health
Date:5/12/2008

lts of several other studies investigating potential factors affecting patient compliance, including assessing the impact of:

-- Overall medication adherence on health outcomes

-- Health management initiatives on adherence and health outcomes

-- Co-payment on diabetes medication adherence and HbA1c levels

-- Income and out-of-pocket cost on adherence and outcomes

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

To read the study, visit http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/abstract.00043764-200805000- 00003.htm;jsessionid=LyGf1HCLwZmQNN4lvQGM9W5hYKrwL0pHT6RLbWWp51GmJyN0nNJ3!2 989 90308!181195629!8091!-1 (due to the length of the URL, please copy and paste into browser)

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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 chro
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