Health Policy Research Update
More than half of insured Californians said they are satisfied with their health care experiences, despite many not receiving recommended health screenings, a University of California-Los Angeles research brief found.
According to the brief, HMO members reported lower satisfaction with their health care experiences than members of PPOs, but HMO members have higher screening rates for breast, colon and prostate cancer than PPO members.
Researchers recommend that consumers be provided access to information on preventive services to help compare health plans. Such information could increase the use of preventive services in all types of health plans, the authors concluded.
This week's Health Policy Research Update also includes a study on the effectiveness of diabetes disease management programs.