What are the costs of MS medication for the VA?
VA patients typically pay a small amount out of pocket for MS medications. But at the system level, the VA must weight costs related to treatments for resulting side effects and additional interventions, including hospitalizations. Dr. Chris Bever describes these costs and why they are important to consider from a system point of view—but emphasizes that medical considerations and patient convenience are still the most important factors in deciding which treatments to use.
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