Mail Order Meds Tied to Fewer ER Visits

November 22, 2013 3:59 PM

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Mail Order Meds Tied to Fewer ER Visits

Diabetic adults using a mail order pharmacy had significantly fewer emergency department visits than those filling prescriptions at retail drugstores, researchers found.

Among patients younger than 65, use of a mail order pharmacy was associated with significantly fewer overall emergency department visits (33.8% versus 40.2%, P<0.001), preventable emergency department visits (7.7% versus 9.6%, P<0.01), and serum creatinine laboratory monitoring tests following the i...

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