Study: Higher deductibles mean fewer ER visits

April 2007
Pharmaceutical Representative;Apr2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p12
The article discusses the study by the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, which states that people with high-deductible health plans go to the emergency room 10% less often than those on traditional plans. The study involves people with traditional health insurance plans and had high-deductible plans subjected to emergency care to deductible requirements. Lead author Frank Wharam states that patients went to the emergency room less often for non-emergency conditions.


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