Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Prescription benefit plans in Canada

Prescription benefit plans vary from province to province in Canada. How does this affect patient use of medication?

From a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes:

Conclusion— Among HF patients, residing in a province with a more restrictive prescription plan may be associated with lower use of restricted HF medications over and above the expected regional differences in HF drug use across provinces.

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