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High out-of-pocket (OOP) costs may limit access to novel oral cancer medications. In a retrospective study, nearly one third of patients whose OOP costs were $100 to $500 and nearly half of patients whose OOP costs were more than $2,000 failed to pick up their new prescription for an oral cancer medication, compared to 10% of patients who were required to pay less than $10 at the time of purchase. Delays in picking up prescriptions were also more frequent among patients facing higher OOP costs.
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out-of-pocket costs, cancer, prescription, coinsurance, delay, abandonment
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Doshi, Jalpa A., Pengxiang Li, Hairong Huo, Amy R. Pettit, and Katrina A. Armstrong, Association of Patient Out-ofPocket Costs With Prescription Abandonment and Delay in Fills of Novel Oral Anticancer Agents. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2017. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.74.5091
Date Posted: 22 January 2018