Increased concern for rising health care costs in the United States has led to the passage of legislation to reform physician payment for Medicare services based on resource inputs.
In January 1992 the Health Care Financing Administration began implementing the new law, which replaces the existing Medicare system of physician payment with a fee schedule based on the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS).
We summarize the methods and data used to derive the RBRVS for urology.
A national random sample of 115 practicing urologists completed structured telephone surveys to provide ratings of physician time and work required before, during and after most frequently performed urological services.
Subsequent survey cycles with urologists provided further refinement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Urologie, Economie santé, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Evaluation, Assurances sociales
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Urology, Health economy, Physician, Medical specialty, Evaluation, National insurance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0617002
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.