InterStudy Publications, a division of Decision Resources, Inc., announces that its Managed Market Surveyor databases now include integrated HMO and PPO data at the state, county, and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) levels. Together, these databases provide the most comprehensive view of the national and local managed care landscape.

"The Managed Market Surveyor's ease of use, integrated data, and useful report formats will make our clients more productive," said Rich Hamer, director of InterStudy Publications. "They will be able to tackle more ambitious projects, gain more insight, and produce better business and sales plans."

About Managed Market Surveyor

InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor databases provide integrated HMO and PPO enrollment and plan data at the state, county, and MSA levels. The databases present the following key information:

   *Combined HMO and PPO enrollment.    *Penetration and market share rates.    *Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries--both HMO and non-HMO.    *Persons covered by other private insurance.     Uninsured population.    *Aggregated plan-level profiles.    *National enrollment and market share statistics for the leading HMO and     PPO firms  

Clients use InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor to evaluate the drivers of managed care business, assess market strengths and weaknesses, compare competitive health plans, and target the most influential plans.

About InterStudy Publications

InterStudy Publications, a division of Decision Resources, offers data, directories, and analyses of the ever-evolving managed care industry. InterStudy tracks changes and trends in HMO and PPO services, enrollment, and profitability. Visit InterStudy Publications at

About Decision Resources

Decision Resources, Inc., ( is a world leader in research publications, advisory services, and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources, and master their chosen markets. For more than two decades, the company has provided in-depth research on the trends, emerging developments, and market opportunities in the biopharmaceutical and managed health care industries. Companies ranging from global pharmaceutical and biotechnology leaders to start-ups turn to Decision Resources for information, analyses, and advice in making critical research, licensing, and marketing decisions.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

  For more information, contact:     Frank Sama                                   Elizabeth Marshall    InterStudy Publications                      Decision Resources    781-296-2553                                 781-296-2563                

SOURCE: Decision Resources, Inc.

CONTACT: Frank Sama of InterStudy Publications, +1-781-296-2553,; or Elizabeth Marshall of Decision Resources, +1-781-296-

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