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Cost sharing: (a) High-Deductible Health Plans (moderate to high deductibles, with and without HRAs or HSAs), general patient population

...these results are for high-deductible health plans (hdhps) versus traditional plans. these plans have moderate to high deductibles (at least a $500 individual deductible). they may or may not include health reimbursement arrangements (hra) or a health savings account (hsa). preventive services include cancer screening (breast, cervical, colorectal), preventive office visits, and preventive lab tests. the medication adherence effect size is for eight drug classes used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other chronic conditions. the effect is for hdhps where prescription drug costs are subject to the deductible....

Cost sharing: (e) High-Deductible Health Plans with higher deductibles (individual > $1000) and HRA accounts, general patient population

...evaluations of health care policies and programs often measure two broad types of outcomes: (1) those that reflect the health status of people (e.g., disease incidence) and (2) those that reflect health care system costs and utilization. cost and utilization measures may or may not be an indication of health status or well-being. these results are for high-deductible health plans (hdhps) versus traditional plans. in this case, the hdhps have individual deductibles of at least $1000 and health reimbursement arrangements (hra) are provided....

Cost sharing: (f) High-Deductible Health Plans with higher deductibles (individual > $1000) and HSA accounts, general patient population

...evaluations of health care policies and programs often measure two broad types of outcomes: (1) those that reflect the health status of people (e.g., disease incidence) and (2) those that reflect health care system costs and utilization. cost and utilization measures may or may not be an indication of health status or well-being. these results are for high-deductible health plans (hdhps) versus traditional plans. in this case, the hdhps have individual deductibles are at least $1000 and health savings accounts (hsa) are offered....

Teen Marijuana Check-Up (TMCU)

...teen marijuana check-up (tmcu) is a brief, school-based intervention for youth meeting diagnostic criteria for cannabis use disorder. youth are introduced to the program via classroom presentations, and those who report an interest in the program and are concerned with reducing cannabis use are screened for eligibility. participants receive two 45- to 60-minute motivational enhancement therapy (met) interviews one and two weeks after a youth is accepted to participate. these interviews are provided by counselors trained in the “no pressure to change” philosophy of the tmcu program. the intervention is provided during the school day without parental involvement. four optional sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy are offered to both tmcu participants and participants in the comparison group for those interested in the cessation of their cannabis use....

Parenting programs (for incarcerated parents)

...the goal of parenting programs is to help incarcerated parents acquire skills to increase efficacy of parenting, increase parental confidence and satisfaction, and reduce stress associated with parenting during incarceration. these programs teach parents about child development techniques for managing child behavior. parents are assisted with strategies to communicate effectively with their children given the unique circumstances. visitation is an important component of the program, which can include didactic instruction (learning through experience/teaching) while supervised by a program instructor. programs vary in length; they typically last two to three months. this meta-analysis includes studies of parenting programs for incarcerated mothers and fathers. the interventions include filial therapy—family-focused play therapyand systematic training for effective parenting (step). studies in this meta-analysis did not report recidivism as an outcome measure; however, they did report a variety of parenting measures, including parental stress, satisfaction, empathy, acceptance, and locus of control. we combined all of these measures into a broad “parenting success” outcome for each study. a positive effect size indicates improvement in one or more of these parenting measures, on average. ...