TITLE

Per Capita Method Can Be Used to Profile Physicians and Provide Feedback on Resource Use

AUTHOR(S)
Steinwa, A. Bruce
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
GAO Reports;10/26/2009, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the practice patterns of physicians, factors to consider on the development of feedback reports on the performance of physicians and impact of feedback reports on physician behavior. The study develops an illustration of how to include per capita measures on a physician feedback report. GAO recognizes the usefulness of a per capita methodology as an approach in profiling physicians on their practice efficiency.
ACCESSION #
45033207

 

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