Specialty Care: Heart Attack Survivors Treated by Cardiologists More Likely to Take Recommended Drugs
Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential differences in treatment patterns for health maintenance organizations (HMO) patients treated by specialists and those treated by generalist physicians, focusing on: (1) the proportion of Medicare heart attack survivors enrolled in HMOs who take cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, and aspirin; and (2) whether Medicare heart attack survivors in HMOs regularly treated by a cardiologist are more likely to take cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, and aspirin than those who do not have regular cardiology appointments."
Date: December 4, 1998
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Item Type: Refine your search to only Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department