TITLE

Study: Higher deductibles mean fewer ER visits

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Pharmaceutical Representative;Apr2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24619968

 

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