Patients who understand health costs make good decisions

04/8/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

People who understood their health plan costs were more likely to see a physician and had fewer hospital emergency department visits, a study of Massachusetts workers found. The authors said that when people are aware of co-payments, premium payments and other health care costs they tend to use the health care system more efficiently.

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