Cost-Related Non-Adherence to Prescribed Medicines Among Older Adults

A former Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow conducted a cross-national comparison of cost-related prescriptions drug nonadherence among older adults using data from The Commonwealth Fund’s 2014 International Health Policy Survey, finding that nonadherence because of cost was highest in the U.S., with Canada second-highest. In both countries, many residents pay out of pocket for prescription drugs.        

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