Chronic care costs in managed care.

  title={Chronic care costs in managed care.},
  author={Paul A. Fishman and Michael von Korff and Paula Lozano and Julia Hecht},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={16 3},
This DataWatch presents estimates of the health care costs for all adults who were continuously enrolled in a large staff-model health maintenance organization (HMO) during 1992. More than one-third of these adults were diagnosed with at least one chronic condition in 1992, and costs for this population are at least twice those of the population without chronic conditions. A diagnosis of a chronic condition results in an expected increase in costs of 80 percent-300 percent, depending on age… CONTINUE READING

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