Some of the greatest people who’ve ever lived not only overcame pain and suffering, but achieved their greatness because—rather than in spite—of those conditions. That includes behavioral health as well.
As expected, pharmacy costs increased with the introduction of this new treatment in a market dominated by over-the-counter and generic treatments. On the other hand, outpatient GI-related and irritable bowel disease health care resource use and costs substantially decreased among commercial and Medicare patients following linaclotide treatment initiation.
When used in four health care organizations in Colorado, the Bridges to Care program (which provides help to Medicaid patients who use the emergency department frequently) led to 30% fewer hospitalizations, a similar reduction in emergency department visits, and a 123% increase in primary care visits in six months compared to a control group.