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How Effective Is the Medicare Part D Drug Plan?How Effective Is Medicare Part D?

Paul Grootendorst, PhD
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From University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Disclosures: Author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. Form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-0953.

Requests for Single Reprints: Paul Grootendorst, PhD, University of Toronto, 144 College Street, Room 601, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2, Canada; e-mail, paul.grootendorst@utoronto.ca.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(12):869-870. doi:10.7326/M15-0953
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In this issue, Briesacher and colleagues' study found no evidence of Medicare Part D's effect (5 years after plan implementation) on various population-level health indicators among Medicare enrollees. The editorialist reviews these results and asserts why they should be interpreted with caution.

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