This simulated analysis of cost-sharing in member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found a large variation in costs borne by patients, often dependent on age, comorbidities, and socioeconomic status.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Fiona Clement, PhD, Health Technology Assessment Unit, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, TRW 3D12, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada (email@example.com).
Published Online: September 12, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5445.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank Braden J. Manns, MD, MSc, and Eldon Spackman, PhD, from the University of Calgary, for contributions in developing this manuscript. They were not compensated for their assistance.