Access To Affordable Drugs Reduces Hospitalizations

For the first time, a study has linked affordable prescription drugs to reductions in hospitalization and emergency care. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that Medicare Part D offers seniors better access to the drugs they need, reduces costs, and increases adherence to medication instructions. It was also the first study to link better access to drugs to a drop in spending on emergency care and non-drug medical costs. According to the report, seniors with limited access to affordable drugs before enrolling in the program, saved $1,200 per year in non-drug health costs with Medicare Part D. More here.

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