The valium project: diagnostic restrictions as a utilization control in a Medicaid drug program.
Boisseree, Victor R
Date of Pub
Keith, John C; Little, Daniel L
This study examines the effectiveness of diagnosis restrictions as a drug utilization control in California's Medi-Cal (Medicaid)
program. The numbers of Valium prescriptions dispensed, the numbers of Medi-Cal beneficiaries using Valium and the expenditures
represented by those prescriptions were measured during application of a diagnosis restriction for a 33-month base period,
followed by removal of the diagnosis restriction for a 14-month period.
California : Cost Control : Diazepam/therapeutic use : Drug and Narcotic Control : Drug Utilization/economics : Human : Medicaid/economics
: Regression Analysis