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Erten MZ, Davidoff AJ, Zuckerman IH
AHRQ Author: Davidoff AJ
The effect of supplemental medical and prescription drug coverage on health care spending for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.
The researchers examined whether patients with newly diagnosed cancer respond differently to supplemental coverage than the general Medicare population. They concluded that Medicare beneficiaries with cancer are less responsive to the presence and type of supplemental insurance than are beneficiaries without cancer. They recommended that policymakers consider welfare effects associated with coverage restrictions.
Citation: Erten MZ, Davidoff AJ, Zuckerman IH . The effect of supplemental medical and prescription drug coverage on health care spending for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer. Value Health 2014 Jan-Feb;17(1):15-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2013.11.003.
Keywords: Cancer, Health Insurance, Medicare, Medication