The impact of a co-payment increase on the consumption of type 2 antidiabetics – A nationwide interrupted time series analysis
Jaana E. Martikainen and
Health Policy, 2021, vol. 125, issue 9, 1166-1172
International literature suggests that co-payment increases are associated with decreased medicine use, although the effects depend on context. We examined the impact of a co-payment increase on the consumption of type 2 antidiabetics in Finland, a country with a comprehensive health and social security system including ceiling mechanisms aiming to protect patients from high co-payment expenditures.
Keywords: Antidiabetics; Cost sharing; Cost containment; Policy evaluation; Health Reform (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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