TITLE

Cost cutting goes too deep

AUTHOR(S)
Greham, Lynn
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article suggests that cost cutting has led patients enrolled in consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) to skip medications, according to a new study from Medco conducted in the U.S. in 2008. The findings show that medication adherence rates were significantly lower among members of CDHP than those in traditional insurance plans. Medco consumer solutions vice president Tracy Grunsfeld noted that a CDH strategy should include tools and a support system that helps consumers take an active role in managing their health.
ACCESSION #
33768931

 

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