Study Shows OTC Program Reduced Hospital Admissions By 39%

A recent study of a population with high health care utilization rates found giving individuals access to over-the-counter care benefits can reduce the number of avoidable ER visits and hospital admissions while improving member satisfaction and saving health plans millions of dollars.

Impact of OTC Programs on Health Plan Utilization and CostsĀ 

The study analyzed a 20,000-member plan over the course of one year, comparing a range of data, including ER visits, hospital admissions, avoidable in-patient admissions, and voluntary plan disenrollment.

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