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Title
Employer-specific versus community-wide report cards: is there a difference?
First Author
Knutson, David J
Date of Pub
1996 Fall
Pages
111-125
Volume
18
Issue
1
Other Authors
Adlis, Susan; Dahms, Nanette; Finch, Michael; Fowles, Jinnet B; Kind, Elizabeth A; McGee, Jeanne
Abstract
This article describes preliminary results from a natural experiment that tested the impact of report cards on employees. As part of the 1995 enrollment process, some members of the State of Minnesota Employee Group Insurance Program received report cards on the plans offered to them, and others did not. Both groups of employees had a chance to review a second community-wide report card covering all Minnesota plans that had been distributed by an independent organization through local newspapers. Both groups were surveyed before and after they made their health plan selections. We compare the likelihood of seeing, the intensity of reading, and the perceived helpfulness of the first, employer-specific report card with the second, community-wide report card for consumers who make plan selections.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Consumer Participation : Analysis of Variance : Chi-Square Distribution : Chronic Disease/psychology : Consumer Satisfaction : Health Benefit Plans, Employee/standards : Health Care Surveys : Health Services Research/methods : Human : Information Services/standards : Minnesota : State Government : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States : Universities
NTIS Number
PB99-106494