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Title
The valium project: diagnostic restrictions as a utilization control in a Medicaid drug program.
First Author
Boisseree, Victor R
Date of Pub
1984 Spring
Pages
133-138
Volume
5
Issue
3
Other Authors
Keith, John C; Little, Daniel L
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
California : Cost Control : Diazepam/therapeutic use : Drug and Narcotic Control : Drug Utilization/economics : Human : Medicaid/economics : Regression Analysis
NTIS Number
PB84-189844