The American Journal of Managed Care January 2011
Effects of Health Savings Account Eligible Plans on Utilization and Expenditures
The health savings account-eligible design may decrease costs and utilization, but it also may decrease use of preventive services.
Author Affiliations: From Rural Health Resource Center (MEC), Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City, IA; Department of Health Management & Policy (MEC), Department of Epidemiology (MEC), Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (JMB), Department of Family Medicine (BTL), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Department of Biostatistics (RRH), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; and Oxford Outcomes, Inc (JES), Morristown, NJ.
Funding Source: The authors report no external funding for this research.
Author Disclosures: The authors (MEC, BTL, RRH, JES, JMB) report no relationship or financial interest with any entity that would pose a conflict of interest with the subject matter of this article.
Authorship Information: Concept and design (MEC, BTL, JES, JMB); acquisition of data (MEC); analysis and interpretation of data (MEC, BTL, RRH, JES, JMB); drafting of the manuscript (MEC, RRH, JES); critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content (MEC, BTL, JES, JMB); statistical analysis (MEC, RRH, JES, JMB); provision of study materials or patients (MEC); obtaining funding (MEC); administrative, technical, or logistic support (JES); and supervision (JES).
Address correspondence to: Mary E. Charlton, PhD, Rural Health Resource Center, Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, 601 Hwy W, Iowa City, IA 52246. E-mail: email@example.com.
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