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Adherence and persistence with teriparatide among patients with commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid insurance.
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PMID:  20798929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence and persistence with teriparatide.
METHODS: Beneficiaries with at least one claim for teriparatide in 2003 or 2004 and continuous enrollment in the previous 12 months and subsequent 6 months were identified in a national commercial/Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims database (MarketScan®). Adherence was assessed through calculation of the medication possession ratio (MPR). Persistence was measured by time until discontinuation and time until first 60-day gap in treatment. Factors associated with persistence were assessed using Cox proportional hazards models.
RESULTS: The average MPR at 6 months was 0.74 (N=2,218) and at 12 months, was 0.66 (N=1,303). At 6 months, 64.6% of patients remained on therapy and at 12 months, 56.7% remained. Bone mineral density screening and use of antiresorptive therapy within the 12 months pre-period, and lower patient copayments were associated with increased persistence.
CONCLUSION: Patients appear to have good adherence with teriparatide over the first 6 months which declines over time. Prior screening and treatment of osteoporosis and out of pocket costs appear to impact persistence. To optimize patient outcomes, clinicians should consider clinical factors that impact persistence, while healthcare decision makers should consider the negative effect of higher patient copayments on persistence.
S A Foster; K A Foley; E S Meadows; J A Johnston; S S Wang; G M Pohl; S R Long
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-08-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1433-2965     ISO Abbreviation:  Osteoporos Int     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100105     Medline TA:  Osteoporos Int     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  551-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA.
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