Giving an allowance for health care: In three states, patients get more say in their care

January 2007
State Health Watch;Jan2007, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1
The article states that it is possible to save money and increase patient's satisfaction with the care they receive by encouraging and helping patients to manage their own care. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded cash and counseling programs in three U.S. states has demonstrated that if consumers were given control over a cash allowance, and given assistance in managing that allowance, they would select the types and amount of services to best meet their needs and enhance their lives.


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