Characteristics and Medication Use of Veterans in Medicare Advantage Plans
Veterans enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans differed from fee-for-service sector enrollees in several demographic, geographic, and clinical characteristics and in patterns of medication use.
Predialysis Nephrology Care Among Older Veterans Using Department of Veterans Affairs or Medicare-Covered Services
Many older veterans do not receive appropriate nephrology care before beginning dialysis. Dual use of Veterans Affairs and Medicare-covered services was associated with better patterns of care.
Increasing Copayments and Adherence to Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemic Medications
A copayment increase from $2 to $7 adversely affected veterans' adherence to statins, antihypertensives, and oral hypoglycemic agents.
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