Hispanics May Choose Not to Fill Prescriptions Due to Costs

A study that examined cross-sectional data from Medicare's Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers Systems survey revealed that Hispanic ethnicity was significantly associated with cost-related non-adherence (CRN).

The data examined had been collected in the Spring of 2007. The researchers used multivariate logistic regression and adjusted for race, socio-demographic variables, health status, health care utilization, and patient rating of their personal physician. Results of the study were published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Hispanic respondents made up 6.9% of the study sample. Results demonstrated that 20.3% of the Hispanics reported CRN, while 12.9% non-hispanics reported CRN.

A study that examined cross-sectional data from Medicare’s Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers Systems survey revealed that Hispanic ethnicity was significantly associated with cost-related non-adherence (CRN).