Navigation Links
Skipping Meds May Raise Odds of ER Visits for Certain Medicare Patients
Date:6/3/2013

MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Disabled Medicare patients under 65 who don't take their medications as prescribed because they're too expensive are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new study.

Researchers in Washington, D.C., suggested that emergency rooms may be able to improve medication adherence by implementing policies to help patients access lower-cost drugs or federal and state assistance programs.

The study was published online May 28 in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine. High non-adherence rates cost an estimated $100 billion a year in preventable hospitalizations, according to a journal news release.

"Poverty and disability increase the risk that patients don't take their medicine because of the cost, which can lead to avoidable hospitalizations," lead study author Dr. Janice Blanchard, of the department of emergency medicine at George Washington University, said in a news release. "As with many other social problems, the emergency department is where these patients end up. It also has the potential to help these patients get their medications affordably so they stay out of the hospital."

The study involved a survey of more than 7,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Of these participants, 7.5 percent reported skipping doses of their medication or trying to make their medication last longer by taking smaller doses or delaying filling their prescriptions. Meanwhile, 8.2 percent reported not filling prescriptions at all because it was too expensive.

Patients who never filled their prescriptions were more likely to have more frequent trips to the emergency room and at least one ER visit within a year. About 38 percent of these patients went to the emergency room, compared with 27.5 percent of patients who took their medication as prescribed.

For disabled Medicare patients, those who never filled their prescriptions were more likely to have at least one emergenc
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Many Americans Skipping Meds to Save Money, CDC Says
2. South Jersey Health and Body Explains the Best Ways to Get Nutrients in Your Body if The as Apposed to Always Skipping Meals
3. Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates
4. Weight-Loss Keys: Food Journals, Eating In, Not Skipping Meals
5. FuneralFinancials.com Praises Funeral Homes that Offer “Life Celebrations”
6. Delta Travel Center in Valencia Raises the Bar for Summer with New Member Specials
7. The FDA Raises Safety Standards for Autoclaves; Saniclave 200 Meets and Surpasses New Safety Standards
8. Seamless Medical Systems Raises $2 Million in Funding
9. Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
10. High Doses of Common Painkillers May Raise Risk for Heart Trouble
11. Fitness Boot Camp in Chandler, Fit Body Boot Camp, Hosted Successful Charity Event and Raised Enough Proceeds for a New After School Youth Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Skipping Meds May Raise Odds of ER Visits for Certain Medicare Patients
(Date:10/22/2014)... On October 22, CBS will air an ... both fictional and real. The Charles E Holman ... to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against Morgellons ... to impart truth and clarity about this misunderstood and ... misconceptions about Morgellons Disease (MD) and most ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, ... Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown ... President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" to ... two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian man who ... But the U.S. cases are miniscule in the context ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay House ... Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written ... of Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant to ... in a life of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is ... 12 Steps; Recovery 2.0 is a guide for what comes ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Healthcare professionals who ... continuing education at home or on-the-go via laptops, ... 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The ... over 2,000 hours of CE course ... educational experience. With such a diverse library, there’s ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Richard Carlson, Managing Partner of ... with over 25 years experience. Mr. Carlson is ... areas related to EDI, B2B Commerce, RFID and Internet/Intranet ... Advisory Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine and a ... Group is a management and technology consulting firm focused ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2
... American Association for Homecare announced that it disagreed with ... them the provision to compel the transfer of ownership ... year and the suspension of home// health reimbursement are ... their stand, Tom Ryan, Chairman of the American Association ...
... Indian radiologist Rajeev Diddy is the only doctor of Indian origin ... He also has MD certifications to his credit. He sees as ... he calls it a day at 6 pm. His practice is ... achievement all the more creditable is the fact it has happened ...
... can also lead normal lives in a competitive world, ... University’s Saroj Saigal. Where educational achievements are concerned, // ... born prematurely, and those with a normal birth weight. ... of problems in behavior and academic achievement. ...
... entered into a joint venture with a South African company ... in Africa. //A joint venture between Ranbaxy and South Africa ... authority for this company to sell the drugs in Africa. ... this venture will permit the company to make the drugs ...
... of unscientific fears, according to a skier who is on ... published a report which states that second hand smoke (SHS) ... Most smokers consider the measures as attempts by the powerful ... ,The Utah Legislature is bei9ng called upon to ...
... to your heart’s content to remain fit and stay healthy. ... ,488 runners of the Boston marathon were tested for ... that more than one in eight had the condition. This ... exercise and then sodium levels in blood fall. ,This ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014  Rescheduling of hydrocodone combination ... the pain market, according to a new primary ... firm providing market research and consultation exclusively in ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153440 In ... hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Antigen Discovery Inc. (ADi), a privately held ... the receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) ... Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The one-year ... Protein Microarray Chip, which will contain every protein in ... in the development of safe and effective vaccines and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 Moms are ... health trackers for themselves and their kids, according to ... Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms, the ... Series. BabyCenter, the number 1 pregnancy and parenting web ... that 55 percent of moms surveyed say they can,t ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 2Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 3Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 2BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 3BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 4
... Israel, May 5, 2011 InspireMD, Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ... protective stent system, announced today that it has been approved ... Bulletin Board (OTCBB) under the symbol "NSPR". In ... PIPE offering in which (i) it raised approximately $9.0 million ...
... May 5, 2011 Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals today ... National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and ... novel, orally bioavailable agent for the treatment of Hepatitis B ... award, Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals will receive $3.9 million over five ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 2InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 3InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 4InspireMD to Commence Trading as a Public Company Under Ticker Symbol "NSPR" 5Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Awarded $3.9 Million RO1 NIH Grant to Advance Innovative Hepatitis Program 2
... and quantification of proteinase 3 autoantibodies ... indirect immunofluorescence.Follow-up control of disease activity ... Anti-MPO-ELISA for detection of myeloperoxidase autoantibodies ... can be used from either of ...
... DYONICS POWERMAX Shaver Handpiece has 25% more ... standard Smith & Nephew handpiece providing optimal ... handling and reduced hand fatigue. ,The forward/reverse ... suction lever are all co-located to allow ...
... Light Source. , ... to provide every patient with ... through our ongoing research and ... and diagnostic solutions., ,At ...
The Linvatec 3mm and 5mm Universal Light Guides are autoclavable. They offer flexibility, superior light transmission, and universal fittings in a lightweight package....
Medicine Products: