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Doctors Support Efforts of Employers and Health Plans to Improve Health of Patients
Date:3/15/2010

CHICAGO, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- To better understand and improve the effectiveness of employer-based health improvement and management programs, the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH), conducted a national survey of physician views on employers' health management programs. The non-profit coalition of more than 100 private and public employers, today released the results indicating that 72% of doctors surveyed agree that employers should play a role in the health of their employees with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.

"Physicians have a great influence on a patient's decision to participate in employer-sponsored health management programs," said Larry Boress, MBGH president and CEO. "Employees trust their doctor above all others when it comes to their health. We will use the findings to help our members and their health plans create programs that actively include physician participation and hope to collaborate with doctors to develop programs that will improve the health of not only our members' employees, but also their communities."

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