Capitation payment, length of visit, and preventive services: evidence from a national sample of outpatient physicians.

@article{Balkrishnan2002CapitationPL,
  title={Capitation payment, length of visit, and preventive services: evidence from a national sample of outpatient physicians.},
  author={Rajesh Balkrishnan and Mark A. Hall and Don Mehrabi and G. John Chen and Steven R. Feldman and Alan B. Fleischer},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={332-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that capitation payment to physicians reduces the length of physician-patient encounters but increases use of preventive and health counseling services. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey of outpatient physicians and their office staff (1997 and 1998). PATIENTS AND METHODS A random national sample of 46,320 ambulatory care visits was used. Weight-adjusted multivariate regression techniques were… CONTINUE READING

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