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Measuring medical productivity to gauge the value of Medicare

Published: April 1, 2013
Category: Papers
Author: Parente ST
Country: United States
Language: null
Type: Performance Analysis
Settings: Academic, Health Plan

Minn Med 96:46-48.

Department of Finance, Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Having a measure of productivity that relates funds and effort spent on medical treatment to health outcomes could help policymakers better understand whether they are getting value for the money spent on public health insurance programs. This article describes such a metric, the medical productivity index (MPI), and illustrates how it was used to analyze a sampling of Medicare claims from 2007 through 2009.

PMID: 23926832

Targeted Program,Outcome Measures,Capitation,Financial,United States,Costs and Cost Analysis/economics,Insurance Claim Review/economics,Minnesota,Policy Making

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