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Patient out-of-pocket costs for type 2 diabetes medications when aging into Medicare

JAMA Network Open

2024-07-09
(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this cohort study of individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the increase in spending upon reaching age 65 (when most people enroll in Medicare) was associated with patient coinsurance in the coverage gap and catastrophic coverage phases of Medicare Part D. The increased patient cost burden at age 65 and a modest reduction in overall T2D drug utilization suggest that as people with T2D age into Medicare, there is potentially an increase in nonadherence and diabetes complications. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Douglas Barthold, Ph.D., email barthold@uw.edu.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.20724

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