• Diabetes patients who used a mail-order program to receivetheir prescriptions had an 84.8 percent adherencerate, compared with 63.4 percent for people whoused a retail pharmacy.
  • Monthly health care costs were $34.32 lowerfor diabetes patients using a mail order program.
  • On average, diabetes-related medical costs were$19.14 lower for patients using a mail orderprogram; total medical costs were $37.54lower.
  • Pharmacy costs for diabetes patients in the mail order groupwere $14.13 higher.

Source: Journal of Medical Economics

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