Free medicine distribution was linked with a lower median total healthcare spending of $1,641 per year over a 3-year period

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The lower spending was due to reduced out-of-pocket expenses and fewer hospital visits. Additionally, the study found that beneficiaries of free medicine distribution experienced improved health outcomes such as better management of chronic diseases and a decreased risk of mortality. These results demonstrate the potential for free medicine to be an effective tool in improving public health and reducing healthcare costs.

Author: Medical Economics