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Pershing S, Pal Chee C, Asch SM
Treating age-related macular degeneration: comparing the use of two drugs among Medicare and Veterans Affairs populations.
The researchers examined the diffusion of new biologics ranibizumab and bevacizumab, both for the treatment of macular degeneration but differing in price, in fee-for-service Medicare and Veterans Affairs (VA) systems during 2005-11, in part to assess the impact that differing financial incentives had on prescribing. Their analysis indicated that there are opportunities in both the VA and Medicare to adopt more value-conscious treatment patterns and that multiple mechanisms exist to influence utilization.
Citation: Pershing S, Pal Chee C, Asch SM . Treating age-related macular degeneration: comparing the use of two drugs among Medicare and Veterans Affairs populations. Health Aff 2015 Feb;34(2):229-38. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.1032.
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Eye Disease and Health, Medicare, Medication