The effects of social support and education interventions on health care costs.

@article{Cronan1997TheEO,
  title={The effects of social support and education interventions on health care costs.},
  author={Terry A Cronan and Erik J Groessl and Robert M. Kaplan},
  journal={Arthritis care and research : the official journal of the Arthritis Health Professions Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={99-110}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether experimentally developed social support and education about appropriate use of the health care system decrease health care costs without negatively affecting health status. METHOD Three hundred sixty-three health maintenance organization members with osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 intervention groups or to a… CONTINUE READING