The Maine Medical Assessment Foundation (MMAF) has involved the participation of hundreds of physicians in study groups to analyze data on small-area variation and assess physician decision-making patterns.
In 1991 the MMAF model was replicated across a tri-state area (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) in an effort called the Outcomes Dissemination Project.
Five specialty study groups, each meeting three times a year, examined local and national utilization data and guidelines and research findings, participated in outcomes studies and patient education, and disseminated their findings through society presentations and other feedback efforts.
Physician surveys indicated that all but one of the study groups were successful in market their existence and activities know to the broader medical community.
Partnering with Purchasers and Medicaid : In the « Partnerships Projects, » the MMAF and relevant study groups, collaborating with a Maine business coalition, analyzed variaitons in utilization across employers, types of health plans (for example, health maintenance organization, preferred provider organization, fee-for-service), and small areas.
Through this process, coalition members learned about small-area analysis and the implications of variations in utilization for cost and quality. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude comparative, Information, Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du nord, Amérique, Monde, Recommandation, Formation permanente, Formation, Aspect politique, Géographie, Education santé, Promotion santé, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Comparative study, Information, Physician, Professional practice, United States, North America, America, World, Recommendation, Continuing education, Formation, Political aspect, Geography, Health education, Health promotion, Health policy
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ORS Auvergne - Observatoire Régional de la Santé d'Auvergne
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 19/02/1999.