Factors associated with healthcare costs in women with fibromyalgia.

  title={Factors associated with healthcare costs in women with fibromyalgia.},
  author={Heather R. Walen and P A Cronan and Silvia M. Bigatti},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={7 Spec No},
OBJECTIVE To examine how women with high and low healthcare costs differ by using the Anderson Health Behavior Model of Utilization as a theoretical framework. STUDY DESIGN One-year longitudinal design. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 537 female health maintenance organization members with fibromyalgia participating in a study examining the effects of social support and education on health status and healthcare use were divided into 2 groups using a median split on health costs… CONTINUE READING

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