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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Misra-Hebert AD, Hu B, Le PH
Effect of health plan financial incentive offering on employees with prediabetes.
Researchers studied the effect of employee health plan financial incentives on health outcomes for employees with prediabetes. They found that employees who participated in disease management lost more weight than those who did not. A worksite wellness program offering health plan financial incentives for participation and outcomes was associated with improvements not only in weight but also in HbA1c.
Citation: Misra-Hebert AD, Hu B, Le PH . Effect of health plan financial incentive offering on employees with prediabetes. Am J Med 2018 Mar;131(3):293-99. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.09.024.
Keywords: Healthcare Costs, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Patient Self-Management, Obesity: Weight Management, Diabetes, Health Status
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