Duration Limitations and Adherence to Chronic Medication

The researchers will use claims data to examine adherence, utilization, and cost of anti-hypertensives, anti-diabetic medications, lipid-lowering drugs, anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, and seizure-disorder medications among individuals with chronic conditions.

Influences of the Diffusion of Psychotropic Medication

The study includes three research aims to characterize the diffusion of psychotropic medication across a range of insurance settings, both managed and non-managed care, nationally and in several local markets in an effort to understand the inhibitors and promoters of the adoption and diffusion rate of new pharmaceutical technologies in the mental health area.

Expansion of Research Capability to Study Comparative Effectiveness in Complex Patients

The purpose of the project is to create a data infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research by linking health care data bases relevant to the care of complex patients and conducting a small research study as proof of concept that the infrastructure created is accessible and can be used to address important questions in comparative effectiveness research.