Jessica Greene PhD Judith Hibbard DrPH. Consumer Directed Health Plans and Disparities in Prescription Drug Use. Background. CDHPs combine a high deductible health plan with a health care account, and informational resources
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Jessica Greene PhD
Judith Hibbard DrPH
Consumer Directed Health Plans and Disparities in Prescription Drug Use
Little evidence, suggests race/ethnicity may matter, but not always in expected direction
Little evidence, inconsistent findings, limited by relatively homogenous employed populations and proxy income measures
Are people of different backgrounds (race/ethnicity or socio-economic status) differentially impacted by CDHP enrollment?
Intervention 12.6 37.3*
Intervention 7.2 8.1
Intervention 6.3 7.3
Intervention 15.8 15.0
Intervention 7.5 7.3
Intervention 4.5 7.1
The authors wish to acknowledge both the participating employer and CDHP for their openness and commitment to research. We also would like to thank “The Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization” (HCFO), a program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for providing support for this research. And we would like to thank Merck for prior support on related work.