Faculty Win Case Presidential Research Initiative Award, 2005

By | May 15, 2005

For many important medical conditions, providers can improve outcomes by offering services that reduce the future likelihood of costly complications – such as disease management for chronic conditions, treatments for obesity or tobacco use, and certain kinds of primary prevention. Yet these services often are not covered by health insurance plans, and providers frequently don`t provide them. In a partnership between Center faculty in Medicine and Economics, investigators Cebul, Rebitzer, and Votruba seek to examine the economic and health effects of enrollee turnover rates, or insurance “churn”, on this impediment to better quality of care. The two-year grant was one of eight awarded by CWRU – with matching funds from the Weatherhead School of Management and MetroHealth Medical Center – to foster interdisciplinary research across schools at CASE.hello