D Biard-Holmes

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BACKGROUND This study clarifies the confusion about what factors are consistent predictors of primary care service use, of which preventive services are a major component. A variety of health risk, predisposing, and enabling characteristics were assessed for their association with the use of primary care. Variable selection was guided by the use of the(More)
This paper uses regression analysis to explore the relation of network membership to the financial performance of rural hospitals in Oklahoma during fiscal year 1995. After adjusting for the scope of service, as measured by the number of facilities or services offered by the hospital, indicators of fiscal status are (1) the cash receipts derived from net(More)
Increasingly, providers of health services and medical groups are required to negotiate with managed care organizations and evaluate the adequacy of capitation rates. An intelligent assessment of the rate of payment requires an accurate projection of the costs per member per month that have been adjusted for the risk present in the insured population. This(More)
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