Healthcare cost differences with participation in a community-based group physical activity benefit for medicare managed care health plan members.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To determine whether participation in a physical activity benefit by Medicare managed care enrollees is associated with lower healthcare utilization and costs. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Medicare managed care. PARTICIPANTS A cohort of 1,188 older adult health maintenance organization enrollees who participated at least once… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01804.x

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