Navigation Links
Co-Pays Contribute to Drop in Preventive Care
Date:1/23/2008

Even small co-pays made some women opt out of screening mammographies, study finds,,,,

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A co-pay as small as $10 can stand in the way of a woman getting a potentially lifesaving mammography, new research suggests.

When women in Medicare managed-care plans were asked to contribute a small co-pay, in some cases around $10 to $20, 8 percent of the women decided to forgo mammograms altogether, according to a study published in the Jan. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

"A small co-pay can lead to a sharp decrease in the breast cancer screening rate," said study author Dr. Amal Trivedi, an assistant professor of community health at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Trivedi said more and more, insurance plans are instituting cost-sharing in the form of co-pays, and the idea behind it is to get consumers to consider cost before getting health-care services. The hope is that people will reconsider potentially unnecessary procedures or medicines but not forgo essential health-care services. However, it doesn't always work out that way, as this study illustrates.

"This is an example where a co-pay had an adverse effect on health," Trivedi said. "For highly valuable services, such as mammography, insurers should eliminate co-pays. It could save lives. And, a small co-pay doesn't make a lot of economic sense if it deters women from getting timely screenings. The costs of untreated early disease are much higher."

Trivedi and his colleagues reviewed mammography data from 174 Medicare managed-care insurance programs. They reviewed data on 366,475 women between the ages of 65 and 69 from 2001 through 2004.

The researchers compared plans with cost-sharing to those that didn't. They also compared rates of mammography in plans with recently instituted co-pays to those that retained full coverage.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lowering Co-Pays on Some Drugs Help Fight Chronic Diseases
2. High Co-Pays Cause Seniors to Go Without Meds
3. Pharmacists believe drive-through windows contribute to delays, errors
4. TriWest Contributes $15,000 to North Dakota National Guard Fund
5. TriWest Contributes $12,000 to Alaska National Guard Fund
6. Early surgical treatment contributes to better outcomes in gallstone pancreatitis cases
7. TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Kansas National Guard Fund
8. TriWest Contributes $15,000 to New Mexico National Guard Fund
9. TriWest Contributes $75,000 to Agencies Supporting California Guardsmen
10. TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Support Idaho National Guard Families
11. TriWest Contributes $25,000 to Washington National Guard Fund and Sponsors Education for Teachers of Military Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... OH (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 As ... men alleging heart attacks, stroke and blood clots from ... to increase, a new study shows that the male ... colon cancer. In a study published in the Proceedings ... researcher, James Amos-Landgraf examined a group of male rats ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Concept Plus, LLC. a SDB and ... Fairfax, VA., today announced it has been recognized by ... which ranks the fastest growing government contracting small businesses by ... , This is the first year that Concept Plus, LLC., ... with a 95.92% compound annual growth rate. “For Concept Plus ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... MissyDress, a distinguished special dress supplier, has just done ... drastically cut prices to all its prom dresses already, ... 2015. Many of the hottest styles are sold here ... and more. , A spokesman for MissyDress says, “The ... princess prom dresses or sweetheart chiffon prom dresses, you ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... company LunaDress has recently announced its 2015 collection ... discounts on all of its special occasion dresses & wedding ... perfect wedding gown. If you have no idea of what ... Many different wedding dress styles and our dress experts are ... the current special offer, up to 80% off," the CEO ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be anything ... with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers. ... decorations that have been packed away in dank basements ... and asthma patients," Dr. Rachna Shah, an affiliate faculty ... said in Loyola news release. Shah, who is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:Concept Plus, LLC. Named One of Washington Technology’s Fast 50 2Health News:MissyDress: The Prices of Prom Dresses Just Reduced 2Health News:2015 Collection of Wedding Dresses from LunaDress Online on Sale Now 2Health News:Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies 2
... ... allergy elimination as opposed to allergy prevention. Absolute Health is a unique healthcare facility ... symptoms caused by allergies that actually quell allergies as opposed to simply preventing them. ... Scottsdale, AZ ...
... incisions and often fewer complications, robotic surgery becomes a popular ... surgery often imagine themselves under the care of a trained ... cool disposition. , But that picture is changing. , The ... very well not be human. , Robotic surgery is becoming ...
... study by Danish researchers discovered patients with alcoholic cirrhosis ... of the disease diagnosis. Researchers noted that complications, ... predictors of mortality, but did not develop in a ... appear in the May issue of Hepatology , ...
... Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical ... to the Clinics of North America series ... guidance of Consulting Editors Dr. Ranjan Thakur and Dr. ... topic that covers the most significant concerns in this ...
... the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) will be held ... the Netherlands. With more than 150 speakers from 20 ... world, the ECNP Congress is the largest annual scientific ... In more than 35 sessions experts will give insights ...
... ... ... April 27, 2010 -- Aerohive Networks , creators of the award-winning cooperative control ... Services NHS Trust, will significantly extend its existing Aerohive Networks’ WLAN infrastructure by adding ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allergy Treatment from Absolute Health Provides Allergy Elimination as Opposed to Allergy Prevention 2Health News:Allergy Treatment from Absolute Health Provides Allergy Elimination as Opposed to Allergy Prevention 3Health News:Scalpels in Hand, Robots Take to the ER 2Health News:Scalpels in Hand, Robots Take to the ER 3Health News:Alcoholic cirrhosis patients had high prevalence of complications at diagnosis 2Health News:Elsevier introduces Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 2Health News:NHS Mid Essex Prescribes Wireless Network For New Hospital Wing 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... IRVINE, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... today that Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. has joined the ... and Chief Executive Officer and a director of ... high-precision laboratory testing, evaluation and analytical services to ... Prior to joining Evans Analytical Group, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... FOREST, Ill. , Dec. 19, 2014   ... world,s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, ... J.P. Morgan 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. ... The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ... be available to all interested parties through a live ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... ;  Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments ... a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary Neukoplast ® ... therapy, announced today that the companies have entered ... generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies for the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. Joins Board of Directors of Newport Corporation 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5
... N.J., Nov. 7, 2011 MAQUET Cardiovascular, a ... that it has received U.S. Federal Trade Commission ... leader in medical device technologies for interventional cardiology ... vascular surgery, and general surgery, and has subsequently ...
... 7, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook ... to 2017 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0681737/Refractive-Surgery-Devices-Market-Outlook-in-BRICS-Brazil-Russia-India-China-South-Africa-to-2017.html ... in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MAQUET Cardiovascular Completes Acquisition of Atrium Medical Corporation 2MAQUET Cardiovascular Completes Acquisition of Atrium Medical Corporation 3Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 2Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 3Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 4Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 5Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 6Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 7Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 8Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 9Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 10Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 11Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 12Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 13Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 14Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 15Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 16Refractive Surgery Devices Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 17
... allows for the restoration of shoulder ... replacement surgery. Backed by the clinical ... experience, the Bigliani/Flatow Shoulder System is ... mobility, balance, and stability with a ...
... system designed to provide easy ... combinations for optimal patient sizing. ... titanium stems. Non-porous cobalt chrome ... diameters and neck lengths. Standard ...
...
...
Medicine Products: