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Impact of high-deductible insurance on adjuvant hormonal therapy use in breast cancer.

08:00 EDT 12th May 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Impact of high-deductible insurance on adjuvant hormonal therapy use in breast cancer."

High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become the predominant commercial health insurance arrangement in the US. HDHPs require substantial out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for most services but often exempt medications from high cost sharing. We examined effects of HDHPs on OOP costs and utilization of adjuvant hormonal therapy (AHT), which are fundamental care for patients with breast cancer.

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Name: Breast cancer research and treatment
ISSN: 1573-7217
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