The medical literature has followed educational outcomes of Medicine-Pediatric (Med/Peds) physicians, but limited studies exist as to clinical outcomes for these combined specialty physicians.
Although a variety of practice environments are available for a growing number of Med/Peds physicians, a collaborative practice setting with family physicians may optimize the Med/Peds practice potential.
This study investigates clinical practice outcomes and utilization efficiencies of collaborative Med/Peds family practice physicians within a community, which should provide an effective model in a growing managed care environment.
Two collaborative practice settings in a moderate size Midwest community were analyzed with respect to patient demographics and utilization scores provided by a practice management group and a nationally based health care network.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding was used to follow demographic trends for over 45,000 patient visits for 1 year.
Efficiency ratings (Z-scores) were used over the same year for over 6,000 health care network patient visits to 10 collaborative practice-based physicians, which were then compared to 141,101 community family practice patient encounters, 26,617 general internist patient encounters, and 29,995 patient encounters to pediatricians for utilization trends. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Disposition pratique, Expérience professionnelle, Relation médecin malade, Etude comparative, Coopération, Soin intégré, Médecin généraliste, Communauté, Spécialiste information, Coût, Evaluation, Homme, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Practical measure, Professional experience, Physician patient relation, Comparative study, Cooperation, Managed care, General practitioner, Community, Information scientist, Costs, Evaluation, Human, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0342399
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 12/09/1997.