Table 3.

Sources of coverage for maintenance immunosuppressive drugs/medications

Source of CoverageAll Programs (%)Adult Programs (%)Pediatric Programs (%)
Medicare63.968.534.0
Medicaid30.229.842.3
Private insurance30.329.031.0
Self-funded (out-of-pocket)6.45.61.7
Military program4.54.51.0
Other state health insurance program11.814.342.4
Pharmaceutical assistance program (company-sponsored)14.111.811.0
Complete write-off (no formal coordinated assistance program)1.91.20.0
Another source of payment not listed here6.35.71.3
  • The survey question was: What percentage of kidney transplant recipients followed at your center have their maintenance immunosuppressive drugs/medications paid for by any of the following sources? (Patients may have more than one source of coverage.) Because patients may have more than one source of coverage, the cumulative percentages shown in the table exceed 100%.