Lower co-payments encourage preventive medicine use, study says

01/9/2008 | Forbes

U.S. employers can help increase the use of preventive drugs in patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases by offering lower co-payments in their health insurance benefits, a study funded by GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer suggests. "These results bolster the idea that health insurance benefits should be designed in ways that produce the most health per dollar spent," a senior study author said.

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