Research Articles from Managed Care
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Higher cost sharing decreases adherence to oral diabetes drugs and worsens glucose levels
Nine instruments were reviewed based on the extent that they measured the four attributes of primary care. Only one fully met the recommended criteria.
Sharp Health Plan wanted to increase mammography screening for its at-risk female population. Thirty percent of at-risk members were non-adherent. Members’ reasons for avoiding screening were examined.
Capital Health Plan achieved a 79% improvement in pain scores and a 54% improvement in function scores for its members
A system in which individual insurance policies may be purchased for separate medical products and services is based on a medical options market and takes its cue from the financial sector
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A widespread approach that incorporates various stakeholders may be necessary to change adherence behavior