The effect of consumer-directed health plans on the use of preventive and chronic illness services

John W. Rowe, Tina Brown-Stevenson, Roberta L. Downey, Joseph P. Newhouse

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

51 Scopus citations

Abstract

We compared use of preventive, cancer screening, and diabetic monitoring services among 17,411 people who were continuously enrolled in a consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) for three years with a matched group of 128,444 people who were enrolled in a preferred provider organization (PPO). In the CDHPs, preventive and screening services were free. Levels and trends in use were similar between the two groups over the three years of follow-up. These results support varying the degree of cost sharing for services depending on the effect of the service on future health status and costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The effect of consumer-directed health plans on the use of preventive and chronic illness services'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this