This presentation analyzes the association between the prescriptions of generic medication and patient experience.
Qian, J., Hansen, R., Harris, I., Kiptanui, Z., Howard, J., & Surry, D. (2017, August). Effects of Increasing Generic Drug Use on Medicare Prescription Plan Star Ratings. Poster at the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, Montreal, Canada.
Generic drug prescribing and use helps reduce health care cost and improve medication adherence. Increasing generic drug use, due to the potential for cost savings and drug access is a viable consideration for drug plans to achieve high quality ratings. The goal of this study is to examine the association between plan-level generic drug dispensing ratio (GDR) and Medicare prescription plan star ratings.