Does free care improve adults' health? Results from a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Brook1983DoesFC,
  title={Does free care improve adults' health? Results from a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Robert H. Brook and John E. Ware and William H. Rogers and Emmett B. Keeler and A. R. Davies and C A Donald and George Goldberg and Kathleen N. Lohr and P C Masthay and Joseph Newhouse},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={309 23},
  pages={1426-34}
}
Does free medical care lead to better health than insurance plans that require the patient to shoulder part of the cost? In an effort to answer this question, we studied 3958 people between the ages of 14 and 61 who were free of disability that precluded work and had been randomly assigned to a set of insurance plans for three or five years. One plan provided free care; the others required enrollees to pay a share of their medical bills. As previously reported, patients in the latter group made… CONTINUE READING
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