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A statin initiation intervention aimed at Medicare Part D prescription drug plan subscribers with diabetes or coronary artery disease was successful in increasing statin use among this group of members at high risk for cardiovascular events. The estimated coronary event cost avoidance was $12,323 per 220 members who received the intervention.

Stockl K, Tjioe D, Gong S, et al. Effect of an Intervention to Increase Statin Use in Medicare Members Who Qualified for a Medication Therapy Management Program. J Manag Care Pharm. 2008; 14(6): 532-40. http://www.amcp.org/data/jmcp/JMCPMaga_532-540.pdf

Reference

Title
Effect of an Intervention to Increase Statin Use in Medicare Members Who Qualified for a Medication Therapy Management Program
Publication
J Manag Care Pharm
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Stockl K, Tjioe D, Gong S, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 14, Issue 6
Pages
532-40
URL
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