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The effects of drug subsidies on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenditures by seniors: regional evidence from Canada

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  • Alan, Sule
  • Crossley, Thomas F.
  • Grootendorst, Paul
  • Veall, Michael R.

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In this study we try to evaluate some of the redistributive aspects of public drug plan for seniors by examining the effects on out-of-pocket expenditures of such drug plan in Canada.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 21 (2002)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 805-826

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:21:y:2002:i:5:p:805-826

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  1. Crown William H. & Berndt Ernst R. & Baser Onur & Finkelstein Stan N. & Witt Whitney P. & Maguire Jonathan & Haver Kenan E., 2004. "Benefit Plan Design and Prescription Drug Utilization Among Asthmatics: Do Patient Copayments Matter?," Forum for Health Economics & Policy, De Gruyter, De Gruyter, vol. 7(1), pages 1-35, January.
  2. Thomas F. Crossley & Paul V. Grootendorst & Michael R. Veall, 2003. "National Catastrophic Drug Insurance Revisited: Who Would Benefit from Senator Kirby's Recommendations?," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports, McMaster University 385, McMaster University.
  3. Hai Zhong, 2007. "Equity in Pharmaceutical Utilization in Ontario: A Cross Section and Over Time Analysis," University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute Working Papers 20071, University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute.
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