Changes Over Time in High Out-of-Pocket Health-Care Burden in U.S. Adults With Diabetes, 2001–2011

Diabetes Care: March 25, 2014

OBJECTIVE High out-of-pocket (OOP) costs can be an obstacle to health-care access and treatment compliance. This study investigated trends in high OOP health-care burden in people with diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2001–2011 data, we examined trends in the proportion of people aged 18–64 years with diabetes facing a high OOP burden. We also examined whether the trend differed by insurance status (private insurance, public insurance, or no insurance) or by income level (poor and near poor, low income, middle income, or high income). Read More