Two-year Trends in Cancer Screening Among Low Socioeconomic Status Women in an HMO-based High-deductible Health Plan

Journal of General Internal Medicine, 05/03/2012

During two follow–up years, transition to an HMO–based high–deductible health plans (HDHP) with coverage of primary care visits and cancer screening did not lead to differentially lower rates of breast and cervical cancer screening or preventive visits for low socioeconomic status women. Generalizability is limited to commercially insured women transitioning to HDHPs with low cost–sharing for cancer screening and primary care visits, a common design.

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