Application of a propensity score approach for risk adjustment in profiling multiple physician groups on asthma care.

@article{Huang2005ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of a propensity score approach for risk adjustment in profiling multiple physician groups on asthma care.},
  author={I-Chan Huang and C. Frangakis and Francesca Dominici and Gregory B. Diette and Albert W. Wu},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={253-78}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop a propensity score-based risk adjustment method to estimate the performance of 20 physician groups and to compare performance rankings using our method to a standard hierarchical regression-based risk adjustment method. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING Mailed survey of patients from 20 California physician groups between July 1998 and February 1999. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional analysis of physician group performance using patient satisfaction with asthma care. We compared… CONTINUE READING

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