Physicians and prepaid group practices

Published: January 1, 2004
Category: Bibliography > Papers
Authors: Schoenbaum SC
Countries: United States
Language: null
Types: Care Management
Settings: Academic, Hospital

Health Aff W4:76-78.

Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY, USA

Prepaid group practices (PGPs) are complex organizations that directly combine prepayment for health care with a comprehensive health care delivery system. PGPs’ ability to manage their physician staffing efficiently must be placed in context with the cost and quality of their care. It seems unlikely that PGPs or their use of staff will proliferate. With increased integration of care through disease management programs and use of clinical information technology, it should be possible for the United States as a whole to come closer to achieving the care delivery goals that PGPs have set in the past.

Comment in Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jan-Jun;Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-43-59.

PMID: 15451970

Practice Patterns Comparison,Cost Burden Evaluation,United States,Total Disease Burden,Costs and Cost Analysis,Group Practice,Prepaid/economics,Group Practice,Prepaid/standards,Quality of Health Care

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