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The impact of a co-payment increase on the consumption of type 2 antidiabetics – A nationwide interrupted time series analysis

Hanna Rättö, Terhi Kurko, Jaana E. Martikainen and Katri Aaltonen

Health Policy, 2021, vol. 125, issue 9, 1166-1172

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.05.007

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