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Diffusion of new medication across different income groups under a universal health insurance program: an example involving newly enlisted nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for elderly osteoarthritis patients

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  • Pen-Jen Wang
  • Yiing-Jenq Chou
  • Cheng-Hua Lee
  • Christy Pu

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Diffusion of new drugs still depends on income level despite the presence of a universal national health insurance system in Taiwan. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2010

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  • Pen-Jen Wang & Yiing-Jenq Chou & Cheng-Hua Lee & Christy Pu, 2010. "Diffusion of new medication across different income groups under a universal health insurance program: an example involving newly enlisted nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for elderly osteoarthrit," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 55(5), pages 497-506, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:55:y:2010:i:5:p:497-506
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-010-0132-9
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