Posts Tagged ‘insurance’

September 18th, 2013

Both Overuse and Underuse Explain Disparities in Coronary Revascularization

A new study finds that groups who have often been found to receive less medical care — non-whites, women, and people without private insurance or who are from urban and rural areas — are less likely to undergo coronary revascularization. But the same study finds that this disparity may be in no small part due to […]

January 30th, 2013

How Insurance Status Affects Treatment for Patients with CAD

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Does a patient’s insurance status affect a physician’s decision to prescribe evidence-based therapies for CAD?

November 15th, 2011

MI FREE: A Free Lunch for Patients and Insurers Alike?

Removing copays increased adherence, decreased events, and saved the sponsoring insurance company a tidy sum. So are the issues with insurance-sponsored studies different from those with pharmaceutical-sponsored ones?

November 14th, 2011

MI FREEE: How Much Do Free Medications Really Cost?

Could getting rid of copayments improve adherence to post-discharge medications, leading to better  outcomes and reduced costs? That’s the theory tested by the MI FREEE (Post-Myocardial Infarction Free Rx Event and Economic Evaluation) trial, which was presented at the AHA and  published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine. Niteesh Choudhry and colleagues randomized 5855 post-MI patients […]