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  1. Effect of managed care on cardiovascular specialists : Involvement, attitudes and practice adaptations.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    This study was undertaken to determine the extent to which cardiovascular specialists are involved with and affected by managed care and to ascertain their attitudes toward it.

    This survey also served as the follow-up to an initial study on the subject performed by the American College of Cardiology in 1993.

    Background

    The initial 1993 study was performed to address the lack of any comprehensive examination of the impact of managed care on cardiovascular specialists.

    In 1995, to reexplore this question and follow up the 1993 findings, the College conducted a survey of its membership in the following areas : 1) physician relationship with managed care plans ; 2) number of managed care contracts ; 3) breakdown of revenue by payment source ; 4) changes in practice in response to managed care ; and 5) physician attitudes toward managed care.

    To the extent feasible, the 1995 questionnaire paralleled the 1993 instrument to facilitate comparisons.

    Methods

    A questionnaire was mailed to 5,147 practicing College members in the United States, who were categorized by specialty as pediatric cardiologists, adult cardiologists or cardiovascular surgeons.

    Mailings were sent to 1) all pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons ; 2) randomly selected adult cardiologists practicing in 10 states with high managed care penetration ; and 3) randomly selected adult cardiologists in the nine U.S. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Spécialité médicale, Cardiologie, Evaluation, Système santé, Pratique professionnelle, Soin intégré, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical specialty, Cardiology, Evaluation, Health system, Professional practice, Managed care, United States, North America, America, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0080957

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 21/05/1997.