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Study Finds Co-Payments Discourage Drug Treatments
New York Times

A new study published on Monday shows patients are more likely to take their medicine when they do not have to help pay for the prescriptions. The study, which appears online in the New England Journal of Medicine, focused on patients with health insurance who had heart attacks.

“When patients pay more for services, they will use less of them,” said Dr. Niteesh K. Choudhry, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who was the study’s lead author.