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Am J Public Health. 2001 Sep;91(9):1443-5.

Modeling the cost and outcomes of pharmacist-prescribed emergency contraception.

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Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195, USA. marciant@u.washington.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study investigated the effect on the risk and cost of unintended pregnancies of emergency contraceptive pills obtained directly from a pharmacist.

METHODS:

We used a decision model to compare outcomes for private and public payers following unprotected intercourse from.

RESULTS:

Obtaining emergency contraceptive pills from a pharmacy, compared with obtaining them from a physician or clinic, resulted in a $158 (95% confidence interval (CI) =$76, $269) reduction in costs for private payers and a $48 (95% CI = $16, $93) reduction for public payers.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our findings suggest that under varied assumptions, obtaining emergency contraceptive pills directly from a pharmacist reduces the number of unintended pregnancies and is cost saving.

PMID:
11527778
PMCID:
PMC1446801
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