The influence of individual, marital, and family therapy on high utilizers of health care

David D. Law, D. Russell Crane, Jerica M. Berge

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Abstract

Research has shown that people reduce their use of health care after individual, marital, and family therapy, which is known as the "offset effect." However, little research has been done to learn if high utilizers of health care reduce health care usage after therapy. Medical records of research participants (n = 65) from a health maintenance organization (HMO) were randomly selected and examined for 6 months before, during, and after therapy. Persons who received individual, marital, or family therapy all reduced their health care use after therapy, with the largest reductions coming from of conjoint therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-363
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of marital and family therapy
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

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