CONDUCTING MEDICAL OFFSET RESEARCH IN A HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND INSIGHTS

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  • D. Russell Crane,

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    1. Brigham Young University
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    • D. Russell Crane, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, and David D. Law, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, UT.

  • David D. Law

    1. Brigham Young University
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    • David D. Law is now at Department of Family and Human Development, Utah State University Uintah Basin, UT.


*Correspondence regarding the manuscript should be addressed to D. Russell Crane, MFT Program, 274 TLRB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602. E-mail: E-mail: Russ_Crane@byu.edu.

Abstract

The paper summarizes the experience of a 4-year research project conducted in a large Health Maintenance Organization. Obstacles and solutions related to doing research in this type of system are presented. Suggestions for those seeking to conduct research programs in similar settings are provided.

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