Association of a Blood Glucose Test Strip Quantity-Limit Policy With Patient Outcomes


In 2012/13, blood glucose test strips (BGTS) were the second most expensive product reimbursed through the Ontario Public Drug Program costing the province $139 million that year.

In 2013, Ontario was one of the first payers to introduce a policy limiting reimbursements for BGTS aligned with recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes Association. This study investigates the impact of this policy on patient outcomes among adults with diabetes in Ontario.

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