Impact of Drug Coverage on Medical Expenditures Among the Elderly
AbstractThe authors compare expenditures for Medicare-covered medical services among enrollees in three state pharmacy assistance programs with spending among low-income residents eligible or near eligible for but not enrolled in these programs, after controlling for between-group differences in demographic, socioeconomic, health status, and insurance status characteristics. The article notes that drug coverage has no discernible effect on the use and cost of inpatient services, but it is associated with a statistically significant increase in Medicare spending for physician services.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 5638.
Date of creation: 30 Sep 2007
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Mathematica Policy Research P.O. Box 2393 Princeton, NJ 08543-2393 Attn: Communications
Fax: (609) 799-0005
Web page: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/
More information through EDIRC
Drug Coverage; Medical Expenditures; Elderly; Medicare;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I - Health, Education, and Welfare
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Nasreen Khan & Robert Kaestner & Swu Jane Lin, 2007. "Prescription Drug Insurance and Its Effect on Utilization and Health of the Elderly," NBER Working Papers 12848, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joanne Pfleiderer) or (Joanne Lustig).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.