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People With Chronic Conditions Experience Additional Benefits of Cost Savings by Wearing a Medical ID
Date:9/25/2007

American Medical ID Announces Customer Survey Findings Regarding Disease

Management in the Workplace and Treatment in an Emergency; Key Facts Support the Need for Those with Chronic Conditions or Allergies to Wear a

Medical ID

HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical ID, a leading medical identification jewelry manufacturer, today announced results of a customer survey regarding disease management in the workplace and cost implications of treatment in a medical emergency. The findings indicate that persons living with chronic medical conditions or allergies who did not wear a medical ID had an average hospital bill that was seven times more than the average bill for those who were wearing medical identification.

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"With healthcare costs on the rise, the healthcare industry is looking for ways to reduce medical expenses," said Rick Russell, President and CEO of American Medical ID. "Wearing a medical ID is the simplest way for people to take control of their health and make sure their needs are communicated during an emergency. Medical IDs ensure that a patient will receive proper care, eliminate unnecessary testing and reduce the chance of costly medical errors."

Persons wearing a medical ID who experienced a medical incident at work which led to a trip to the emergency room averaged $3,753.27 for their hospital bill versus an average hospital bill of $26,395.32 for those not wearing a medical ID. The primary reasons for the discrepancy in the hospital costs include:

-- Patients may experience a more rapid diagnosis and treatment if wearing

a medical ID, thus reducing the chance of long term medical

implications. For example, a delay in treatment for a person living

with diabetes experiencing hypoglycemia could lea
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