Yuting Zhang

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A simple change to the medicare part D low-income subsidy program could save $5 billion
    Yuting Zhang
    Yuting Zhang is an associate professor of health economics and director of the Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:940-5. 2014
  2. pmc Race/Ethnicity, disability, and medication adherence among medicare beneficiaries with heart failure
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:602-7. 2014
  3. pmc Effects of Medicare Part D coverage gap on medication adherence
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Crabtree Hall A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e214-24. 2013
  4. pmc Geographic variation in outpatient antibiotic prescribing among older adults
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1465-71. 2012
  5. pmc Comparing local and regional variation in health care spending
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1724-31. 2012
  6. pmc Access to and use of $4 generic programs in Medicare
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1251-7. 2012
  7. pmc Disability, race/ethnicity, and medication adherence among Medicare myocardial infarction survivors
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am Heart J 164:425-433.e4. 2012
  8. pmc Cost-saving effects of olanzapine as long-term treatment for bipolar disorder
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, A664 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:135-46. 2008
  9. pmc The impact of Medicare Part D on medication treatment of hypertension
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto Street, Crabtree Hall A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:185-98. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The impact of Medicare Part D on medication adherence among older adults enrolled in Medicare-Advantage products
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Care 48:409-17. 2010

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Publications24

  1. pmc A simple change to the medicare part D low-income subsidy program could save $5 billion
    Yuting Zhang
    Yuting Zhang is an associate professor of health economics and director of the Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:940-5. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Race/Ethnicity, disability, and medication adherence among medicare beneficiaries with heart failure
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:602-7. 2014
    ..Recent and national data on adherence to heart failure drugs are limited, particularly among the disabled and some small minority groups, such as Native Americans and Hispanics...
  3. pmc Effects of Medicare Part D coverage gap on medication adherence
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Crabtree Hall A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e214-24. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effects of the Medicare Part D coverage gap on pharmacy use among a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries and on medication adherence among 2 subsamples with heart failure and/or diabetes...
  4. pmc Geographic variation in outpatient antibiotic prescribing among older adults
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:1465-71. 2012
    ..Findings about variation in antibiotic prescribing can target policy efforts to focused areas; however, little is known about these patterns among older adults...
  5. pmc Comparing local and regional variation in health care spending
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    N Engl J Med 367:1724-31. 2012
    ..If there is substantial variation across local areas within HRRs, then policies focusing on HRRs may be poorly targeted...
  6. pmc Access to and use of $4 generic programs in Medicare
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1251-7. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Disability, race/ethnicity, and medication adherence among Medicare myocardial infarction survivors
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am Heart J 164:425-433.e4. 2012
    ..However, recent data on long-term adherence are limited, particularly among some subpopulations. We compared medication adherence among Medicare MI survivors by disability status, race/ethnicity, and income...
  8. pmc Cost-saving effects of olanzapine as long-term treatment for bipolar disorder
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, A664 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 11:135-46. 2008
    ..This cost-offset argument is plausible both in theory and in practice, but rigorous research on specific drugs or drug categories is needed to make targeted and efficient policy and management decisions...
  9. pmc The impact of Medicare Part D on medication treatment of hypertension
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto Street, Crabtree Hall A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:185-98. 2011
    ..To evaluate Medicare Part D's impact on use of antihypertensive medications among seniors with hypertension...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of Medicare Part D on medication adherence among older adults enrolled in Medicare-Advantage products
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Care 48:409-17. 2010
    ..Little is known about how Medicare Part D affects the medication refill adherence for cardiovascular and diabetes medications, particularly among beneficiaries without prior drug coverage...
  11. pmc The effects of the coverage gap on drug spending: a closer look at Medicare Part D
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w317-25. 2009
    ..Coverage of generic drugs with a $0-$10 copayment in the doughnut hole could be financed by, at most, a six-to-nine-percentage-point increase in initial coinsurance...
  12. pmc How the Medicare Part D drug benefit changed the distribution of out-of-pocket pharmacy spending among older beneficiaries
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:502-7. 2010
    ..To examine the impact of the Medicare drug benefit (Part D) on the distribution of out-of-pocket pharmacy spending among older adults...
  13. pmc Ambulatory antibiotic use and prescription drug coverage in older adults
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 De Soto St, Crabtree Hall, Room A664, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1308-14. 2010
    ..However, no studies have evaluated how antibiotic use changes with drug coverage. We evaluate changes in ambulatory oral antibiotic use after implementation of the Medicare drug benefit (Part D)...
  14. pmc Assessing the comparative-effectiveness of antidepressants commonly prescribed for depression in the US Medicare population
    Cameron Kaplan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 15:171-8. 2012
    ..SSRIs vary substantially in their costs, side effect profiles and convenience of use. All these factors might affect medication adherence and subsequently down-stream medical costs...
  15. pmc Effects of Medicare Part D coverage gap on medication and medical treatment among elderly beneficiaries with depression
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:672-9. 2012
    ..The coverage gap in Medicare Part D could increase the likelihood of reducing appropriate use of antidepressants, thereby exposing older adults to an increased risk for relapse of depressive episodes...
  16. pmc The effect of the US Medicare Part D coverage gaps on medication use among patients with depression and heart failure
    Seo Hyon Baik
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 15:105-18. 2012
    ..It is critical to understand how beneficiaries with coexisting conditions respond to the coverage gap and whether their response differs by type of medications...
  17. pmc Cost-effectiveness of Medicare drug plans in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    Kenneth J Smith
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Manag Care 19:e55-63. 2013
    ..Medicare Part D has a drug coverage gap, which imposes risks for discontinuing medications, particularly in mental health disorders where drug costs are high. However, some beneficiaries have generic drug coverage in the gap...
  18. pmc The effect of Medicare Part D on drug and medical spending
    Yuting Zhang
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:52-61. 2009
    ..It is not known what effect the increased use of prescription drugs by enrollees in Medicare Part D has had on spending for other medical care...
  19. pmc Employee choice of a high-deductible health plan across multiple employers
    Judith R Lave
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:138-54. 2011
    ..To determine factors associated with selecting a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) rather than a preferred provider plan (PPO) and to examine switching and market segmentation after initial selection...
  20. pmc The Medicare drug benefit (Part D) and treatment of heart failure in older adults
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am Heart J 160:159-65. 2010
    ..We examined the impact of improvements in drug coverage under Medicare Part D on utilization of, and adherence to, medications for heart failure in older adults...
  21. pmc The vast majority of Medicare Part D beneficiaries still don't choose the cheapest plans that meet their medication needs
    Chao Zhou
    Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2259-65. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that beneficiaries need more targeted assistance from the government to help them choose plans, such as customized communications about the most cost-effective plans that would cover their medication needs...
  22. pmc Use of prescription drug samples and patient assistance programs, and the role of doctor-patient communication
    Walid F Gellad
    Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1458-64. 2011
    ..Some older adults may use free drug samples or industry-sponsored patient assistance programs (PAP) in hopes of lowering out-of-pocket costs, although the long-term effect of these programs on drug spending is unclear...
  23. pmc Impact of Medicare Part D on antidepressant treatment, medication choice, and adherence among older adults with depression
    Julie M Donohue
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:989-97. 2011
    ..Depression in older adults is often undertreated due, in part, to medication costs. We examined the impact of improved prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D on use of antidepressants, medication choice, and adherence...
  24. pmc The financial burden from prescription drugs has declined recently for the nonelderly, although it is still high for many
    Walid F Gellad
    Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:408-16. 2012
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