• No change in asthma medication use after transition to high-deductible health plan

    6 days ago - By Healio

    Transition to a high-deductible health plan that largely exempted medications from the deductible was associated with minimal or no change in use of asthma controllers and exacerbations among children and adults with persistent asthma.
    “Evidence about high-deductible health plans comes mostly from adult-focused studies and whether these findings can be applied to children is unclear,” Alison A. Galbraith, MD, MPH, associate professor in the department of population medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Pediatrics. “Some
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