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Bernard DM, Johansson P, Fang Z
AHRQ Author: Bernard DM
Out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure burdens among nonelderly adults with hypertension.
The investigators examined the prevalence of high out-of-pocket burdens and self-perceived financial barriers to care among patients receiving hypertension treatment. They found that the prevalence of high total burdens was significantly greater for persons receiving treatment for hypertension compared with other chronically ill and well patients. Among hypertension patients with high total burdens, 15.7% said they were unable to get care and 13.6% said they delayed care due to financial reasons.
Citation: Bernard DM, Johansson P, Fang Z . Out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure burdens among nonelderly adults with hypertension. Am J Manag Care 2014 May;20(5):406-13.
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Health Insurance, Hypertension, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)