Six strategies to identify and assist patients burdened by out-of-pocket prescription costs
G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MPH
Pacific Health Research Institute; Department of Family Practice and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Address: G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The preparation of this manuscript was supported by the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago.
ABSTRACTMany patients find that their out-of-pocket costs of medications are burdensome. Physicians can help, first by remembering to ask about the problem, and then by applying simple strategies to limit the patient's costs.