Healthcare spending and preventive care in high-deductible and consumer-directed health plans.

@article{Buntin2011HealthcareSA,
  title={Healthcare spending and preventive care in high-deductible and consumer-directed health plans.},
  author={Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin and Amelia M. Haviland and Roland D. McDevitt and Neeraj Sood},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={222-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) on healthcare spending and on the use of recommended preventive care. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. METHODS We analyzed claims and enrollment data for 808,707 households from 53 large US employers, 28 of which offered HDHPs or CDHPs. We estimated the effects of HDHP or CDHP enrollment on healthcare cost growth between 2004 and 2005 using a difference-in-difference… CONTINUE READING