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Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly

John R. Moran

Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly

evidence from the notch cohorts

by John R. Moran

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Costs.,
    • Drugs -- Prescribing -- United States -- Costs.,
    • Social security -- United States.,
    • Retirement income -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn R. Moran, Kosali Ilayperuma Simon.
      SeriesNBER working paper series ;, working paper 11068, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) ;, working paper no. 11068.
      ContributionsSimon, Kosali Ilayperuma., National Bureau of Economic Research.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHB1
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3476674M
      LC Control Number2005616203

      Prescription drug use increases with advancing age. Abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs prevails among the elderly. is perhaps most common among young teens. has not shown any link to suicide risks. affluent people are more visible than lower-income people to the public when they consume too much alcohol. Therefore, Drug Therapy for the Elderly serves as a timely reference for a wide array of physicians. About the Author With people aged 65 years and older currently making up the fastest growing age group throughout the world, the demographic revolution of an aging society will inevitably lead to increased pressure to develop a rationalistic and 2/5(1). The focus of this paper is upon the drug use among the elderly and their self-medication practices. 8 Those persons use three times more prescription drugs than persons under 65 years of age Cited by: 2.


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Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly by John R. Moran Download PDF EPUB FB2

Drug Class Use. Table 5 shows prescription drug utilization in the community-dwelling elderly and stratified by health status and age. The percentages represent the percent of beneficiaries in each health status/age stratum who reported taking Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly book drug in each primary Cited by: income elasticity of prescription drug use Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly book are uniformly above one, with a middle estimate of Simulations based on our estimates suggest that reductions in Social Security benefits similar to those incorporated in recent reform proposals would significantly reduce prescription drug use among the elderly.

Introduction. 2 1. Introduction The affordability of prescription drugs has become an increasingly important issue for the elderly, who spend about a fifth of their income on health care1 (Crystal et al., ) and consume a disproportionate share of by: Moran, John R.

and Simon, Kosali Ilayperuma, Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts (December 1, ).

Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series No. Cited by: variables estimates of the income elasticity of prescription drug use that are uniformly abovewith a middle estimate of Simulations based on our estimates suggest that reductions in Social Security benefits similar to those incorporated in recent reform proposals would significantly reduce prescription drug use among the elderly.

income influences prescription drug use among the elderly. Most research has instead focused on the impact of cost-sharing provisions in supplemental insurance plans. Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly Evidence from the Notch Cohorts. Using data from the Wave of Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly book AHEAD, we obtain instrumental variables estimates of the income elasticity of prescription drug use that are uniformly above one, with a middle estimate of Snyder and Evans: w The Impact of Income on Mortality: Evidence from the Social Security Notch: Kaestner and Khan: w Medicare Part D and its Effect on the Use of Prescription Drugs, Use of Other Health Care Services and Health of the Elderly: Alatas, Banerjee, Hanna, Olken, Purnamasari, and Wai-Poi: w Ordeal Mechanisms In Targeting: Theory And Evidence From A Field Experiment In.

Downloadable (with restrictions). We use exogenous variation in Social Security payments created by the Social Security benefits notch to estimate how retirees’ use of prescription medications responds to changes in their incomes. Using data from the Wave of the AHEAD, we obtain instrumental variables estimates of the income elasticity of prescription drug use that are uniformly above.

People enrolled in the Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly book Part D drug insurance plan who are taking speciality drugs to treat hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or cancer pay between $4, and $12, out-of-pocket annually.

That’s for one drug alone. And even generic drugs don’t always offer cost relief for older : Shawn Radcliffe. About 85 percent of the elderly use at least one prescription medicine during the year. The per capita spending for prescription drugs by seniors was estimated to be nearly $ inwhile spending by the top 11 percent exceeded $1, per person, or $ per by: Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts.

Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series No. Cited by: John R. Moran & Kosali Ilayperuma Simon, "Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts," Center for Policy Research Working Pap Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

We use exogenous variation in Social Security payments created by the Social Security benefits notch to estimate how retirees' use of prescription medications responds to changes in their incomes. Using data from the Wave of the AHEAD, we obtain instrumental variables estimates of the income elasticity of prescription drug use that are uniformly above one, with a middle estimate of Cited by: Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts Article in The Journal of Human Resources 41(2) March with 27 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

ous prescription drug coverage and no annual cap to assess drug use differences by subgroups defined by comorbid condi­ tions (Steinberg et al., ). Many studies have examined drug use and adherence in subpopulations with specific diseases. A recent study examined the use of inappro­ priate medications in the elderly (Zhan et al., ).File Size: KB.

I’ll refer you to the full paper [PDF] or you can jump just to the entire list. Here’s some of the bigger categories of drugs that generally should be avoided in the elderly: Antihistamines and other drugs that block acetylcholine (e.g., Benadryl), which can cause blurred vision, confusion, and constipation.

Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts Article in The Journal of Human Resources XLI(2) February with 32 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

In this paper we estimate how demand for prescription drugs varies with income for a sample of near retirement individuals. The analysis is based on a novel panel data set with information about the purchase of prescription drugs for a large number of Danish individuals over the period Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts.

The Influence of Insurance Status and Income on Health Care Use among the Non-Metropolitan Elderly,” (). Prescription Drug Use in the Elderly: A Descriptive Analysis,” Health Care Financing Review Author: John R.

Moran and Kosali Ilayperuma Simon. Prevalence of prescription drug use increases substantially with age. Survey data from – indicate that almost 90% of older adults regularly take at least 1 prescription drug, almost 80% regularly take at least 2 prescription drugs, and 36% take at least 5 prescription drugs ().When over-the-counter and dietary supplements are included, these prevalence rates increase substantially.

Prescription Drug Use By The Elderly In many cases, co-existing medical illnesses interact with aging to complicate the body's ability to safely process drugs.

By Richard E. Finlayson Richard E. Finlayson, M.D., is a senior consultant in the division of Adult Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic and an associate professor of psychiatry at Mayo Medical. In Illinois and Michigan the percentage of low-income seniors without prescription drug coverage (34 percent and 38 percent, respectively) was as high as that in many nonprogram states, and higher Cited by: Get this from a library.

Income and the use of prescription drugs by the elderly: evidence from the notch cohorts. [John R Moran; Kosali Ilayperuma Simon; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "We use exogenous variation in Social Security payments created by the Social Security benefits notch to estimate how retirees' use of prescription medications responds to changes in their incomes.

Get this from a library. Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch Cohorts. [John R Moran; Kosali Ilayperuma Simon] -- We use exogenous variation in Social Security payments created by the Social Security benefits notch to estimate how retirees' use of prescription medications responds to changes in their incomes.

Elderly patients are more likely to be prescribed multiple medications in the United States. According to SAMHSA, as cited by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, almost three out of 10 people in the age group consumed at least five different prescription drugs regularly in   Of these, over 80 percent take at least two prescription drugs and over 50 percent take four or more.

African American and low-income individuals tend to take more medications. Nearly 30 percent reported that out-of-pocket prescription drug costs are increasing, and 33 percent had a monthly expenditure of $50 or more. We tested the interaction of any prescription coverage (a dichotomous variable) and income (stratified as less than % of poverty, % to %, and % or more to preserve adequate cell sizes for the analysis).

No level of the interaction had a significant association with generic by:   Unsafe Medications Often Prescribed For Elderly. an estimated 17 million outpatient visits made by elderly people involved 38 prescription With chronic use, Valium and similar drugs Author: Jeanie Lerche Davis.

Among the elderly who used prescription drugs ina large fraction of drug cost (67 percent) was paid for out of pocket. As a result, the elderly spent an average of percent of their household income on prescription drugs. Some elderly households, however, have much higher levels of expenditures and financial burden than others.

Prescription drug misuse can have serious medical consequences. Increases in prescription drug misuse over the last 15 years are reflected in increased emergency room visits, overdose deaths associated with prescription drugs, and treatment admissions for prescription drug use disorders, the most severe form of which is an Size: KB.

Open to Louisiana residents age 60 and over, with no prescription drug coverage and limited income. Other restrictions apply. () ; Maine; Maine Rx Card: Open to all Maine residents. () ; Maine’s Low Cost Drugs for the Elderly and Disabled Program: Open to Maine residents age 62 and over, or 19 and over with SS disability.

But treatment workers and researchers who study addiction say the prescription drugs of older Americans often end up on the open market. "We know that some elderly patients use their prescriptions as a strategy for increasing income," said Sharon Walsh, director of the University of Kentucky Center for Drug and Alcohol Research in Lexington.

The rate of drug overdose deaths (including nonprescription drugs) among people 55 and older nearly tripled from to Although there are statistics showing the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among the elderly, there is reason to believe it could be much worse.

More specifically, elderly individuals use prescription drugs approximately three times as frequently as the general population. The estimated annual expenditure on prescription drugs by the elderly in the United States is $15 billion. By comparison, this equals the annual budget of a small- to mid-sized Size: KB.

The use of illicit drugs may be increasing in the elderly population as baby boomers age (Cummings et al., ). Illicit drugs include marijuana, hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens, heroin, and prescription-type drugs used by: 3.

Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, Highlights. Drug Use Among Seniors in Canada, provides an in-depth look at the number and types of drugs prescribed to seniors (those age 65 and older) in all Canadian provinces and Yukon, as well as to seniors with drug coverage through the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB).File Size: KB.

Below are the Medicaid programs available in Wisconsin for seniors. Each program provides different services, like prescription drug coverage or long-term care services.

Additionally, each program has different rules about things like income, age, and citizenship or immigration status. To be eligible for a program, you must meet all its rules. Prior to the drug policy reform, welfare recipients and low-income elderly persons (% of the total elderly population in Quebec) received free medication, and all other elderly persons paid $2 per prescription up to a maximum of $ per year (all values are in Canadian dollars).Cited by:.

health coverage that pays pdf of prescription drug costs, but that scenario is rare. 18 More than pdf of the seniors who spent $ or more annually on out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs and more than 40 percent of seniors spending $1, or more had some type of prescription drug File Size: 60KB.Elderly persons represented 13% of the U.S.

population in The elderly population is expected to increase dramatically between and because the "baby boomers" began turning 65 in A year-old woman had an appointment to see the public health department outreach coordinator.Ebook who would minimize the crisis that is the U.S.

healthcare system would have ebook believe, among other things, that the problem of high-priced prescription drugs mostly affects the elderly — who supposedly have gotten the relief they need from Medicare Part D and a multitude of state programs.

This is simply not the case. The Los Angeles Times reports on a pharmacy benefit manager’s.