The Prevalence and Predictors of Low-Cost Generic Program Use in a Nationally Representative Uninsured Population
AbstractThe uninsured population has much to gain from affordable sources of prescription medications. No prior studies have assessed the prevalence and predictors of low-cost generic drug programs (LCGP) use in the uninsured population in the United States. A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) during 2007–2012 including individuals aged 18 and older who were uninsured for the entire 2-year period they were in MEPS. The proportions of LCGP fills and users was tracked each year and logistic regression was used to assess significant factors associated with LCGP use. A total of 8.3 million uninsured individuals were represented by the sample and 39.9% of these used an LCGP. Differences between users and non-users included higher age, gender, year of participation, and number of medications filled. The proportion of fills and users via LCGPs increased over the 2007–2012 study period. Healthcare providers, especially pharmacists, should make uninsured patients aware of this source of affordable medications. View Full-Text
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Brown, J.D.; Pauly, N.J.; Talbert, J.C. The Prevalence and Predictors of Low-Cost Generic Program Use in a Nationally Representative Uninsured Population. Pharmacy 2016, 4, 14.
Brown JD, Pauly NJ, Talbert JC. The Prevalence and Predictors of Low-Cost Generic Program Use in a Nationally Representative Uninsured Population. Pharmacy. 2016; 4(1):14.Chicago/Turabian Style
Brown, Joshua D.; Pauly, Nathan J.; Talbert, Jeffery C. 2016. "The Prevalence and Predictors of Low-Cost Generic Program Use in a Nationally Representative Uninsured Population." Pharmacy 4, no. 1: 14.
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