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Objectives: How to contain medical expenditures is a universal problem. The Japanese government has increased patient co-payments to control it. The purpose of this study is to clarify whether the increase in co-payments to 30 percent prevented patients with hypertension or diabetes mellitus from receiving necessary care in the Employee Health Insurance System.
Published with permission from the copyright holder. This is the institute's copy, as published in International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Apr. 2005, Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 228-233.
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care