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  1. Do older internists use more hospital resources than younger internists for patients hospitalized with chest pain ? A study of patients hospitalized in the coronary care and intermediate care units.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    Recent concern about escalating healthcare expenditures has prompted healthcare payers and hospitals to identify physicians whose hospital resource consumption exceeds expected norms.

    The goals of this study were to determine whether analyses of practice patterns in this manner may a) systematically identify older physicians as big resource « spenders, » and b) provide misleading information caused by the failure to adjust utilization data for severity of illness.

    Design

    A prospective, observational study.

    Setting

    The coronary care and intermediate care unit in an 1,100-bed community hospital.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Homme, Age, Service santé, Utilisation, Hôpital, Analyse avantage coût, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Soin intensif coronaire, Internat

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Human, Age, Health service, Use, Hospital, Cost benefit analysis, Health economy, United States, North America, America, Coronary intensive care

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

    Cote : 92-0421738

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.