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Quan J, Lee AK, Handley MA
Automated telephone self-management support for diabetes in a low-income health plan: a health care utilization and cost analysis.
The objective was to determine whether automated telephone self-management support for low-income, linguistically diverse health plan members with diabetes affects health care utilization or cost. It found no significant differences in emergency department visits and hospitalizations or in costs.
AHRQ-funded; HS020684; HS017261; HS022561.
Citation: Quan J, Lee AK, Handley MA . Automated telephone self-management support for diabetes in a low-income health plan: a health care utilization and cost analysis. Popul Health Manag 2015 Dec;18(6):412-20. doi: 10.1089/pop.2014.0154.
Keywords: Diabetes, Chronic Conditions, Patient Self-Management, Low-Income, Healthcare Costs