A J Cebrun

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Low-income women have a high mortality from breast cancer. Yet, they participate in breast cancer early detection screening programs less than women in the general population. An intervention study to improve screening mammography rates of low-income women participating in Tennessee's TennCare program (state Medicaid and Medicare program) revealed(More)
In 1994, it was estimated that about 44,500 American women would die from breast cancer and 7000 women from cervical cancer. While early detection methods (screening mammography, breast examinations, and pap smears) have proven to be effective means of decreasing these cancers, they are underused by all groups. In particular, low-income women use them(More)
  • A J Cebrun
  • Journal of health care for the poor and…
  • 1997
The United States is the only developed country with no national health care policy. What exists is a national health insurance system. The problem with this system arises when paying for health care for the poor, who often require the most expensive type of care for acute or episodic ailments. Managed care, though not a panacea, has the potential of(More)
  • A J Cebrun
  • Journal of health care for the poor and…
  • 1994
Successful managed care requires two-way responsibility. Providers must design health plans that market services intelligently, communicate with enrolled clients effectively, solicit frequent feedback from consumers, and are genuinely responsive to the needs of patients. Consumers are responsible for demonstrating self-care, consuming medical resources(More)
One point which has emerged with a resounding voice during this conference is the need to clearly assemble and carefully communicate data and information as a means of empowerment. We hope that the recommendations from this conference will contribute to this end. We urge all to become actively involved in seeking change, and ensuring that the future health(More)
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