Physician profiling is a method of cost control that focuses on patterns of care instead of on specific clinical decisions.
It is one cost-control method that takes into account physicians' desire to curb the intrusion of administrative mechanisms into the clinical encounter.
To provide a concrete example of profiling, we analyzed the inpatient practice patterns of physicians in Florida and Oregon.
Data for 1991 from Medicare's National Claims History File were used to profile 12,720 attending physicians in Florida and 2589 in Oregon.
For each attending physician, we determined the total relative value of all physicians' services delivered during each patient's hospital stay.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin, Homme, Economie santé, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, Professional practice, Physician, Human, Health economy, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0247753
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.