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MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥45 Years Who Reduced or Delayed Medication to Save Mon

Thursday, June 29, 2017   (0 Comments)

In 2015, among adults aged 45–64 years who were prescribed any medication, those with diabetes were more likely than those without diabetes to have reduced or delayed medication (18.8% compared with 9.6%) to save money in the past 12 months, with measures that included skipping medication doses (13.2% compared with 6.4%), taking less medication (14.4% compared with 6.9%), and delaying filling a prescription (16.3% compared with 7.9%). Among adults ≥65, those with diabetes were more likely than those without diabetes to reduce or delay medication (6.8% compared with 4.7%) and to have used each of the specific cost-saving measures. Regardless of diabetes status, among adults who were prescribed medication, those aged 45–64 years were more likely than those aged ≥65 years to reduce or delay taking medication to save money.

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