Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the proportion of persons who are unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines

Baseline: 3.4 percent of persons were unable to obtain or delayed in obtaining necessary prescription medicines in 2017

Target: 3.0 percent

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Prescription medicines are critical for managing many common diseases and disorders. When people can’t get the medicines they need, treatable conditions may get worse. Evidence shows that the most effective approaches for reducing delays and difficulty in getting prescription medicines involve addressing financial barriers and increasing insurance coverage.