The national volume-performance standard recently implemented by Medicare does not account for geographic variation in expenditures for physicians'services.
To study this variation, we examined expenditures for physicians'services in all metropolitan areas in the United States.
We used Medicare claims data for 1989 to measure rates of service use for beneficiaries living in the 317 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
The variables investigated were rates of admission to the hospital, payments to physicians for inpatient care per admission and per beneficiary, payments to physicians for outpatient care per beneficiary, and overall payments to physicians per beneficiary.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Paiement, Honoraires, Médecin, Variation géographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Payment, Fees, Physician, Geographical variation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0347022
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.