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Analysis of the Uniform Accident And Sickness Policy Provision Law: lessons for social work practice, policy, and research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20711944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law (UPPL) is a state statute that allows insurance companies in 26 states to deny claims for accidents and injuries incurred by persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Serious repercussions can result for patients and health care professionals as states enforce this law. To examine differences within the laws that might facilitate amendments or reduce insurance companies' ability to deny claims, a content analysis was carried out of each state's UPPL law. Results showed no meaningful differences between each state's laws. These results indicate patients and health professionals share similar risk related to the UPPL regardless of state.
Authors:
Gerald Cochran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social work in health care     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1541-034X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Work Health Care     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  2011-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603729     Medline TA:  Soc Work Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA. jcochran@mail.utexas.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic*
Diagnostic Tests, Routine
Health Expenditures
Humans
Insurance Coverage / legislation & jurisprudence*
Insurance, Accident / legislation & jurisprudence*
Public Policy
Sociology, Medical
State Government
Substance Abuse Detection / economics
Substance-Related Disorders* / diagnosis,  therapy
United States
Wounds and Injuries / economics,  etiology

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