Changes in health care spending and quality 4 years into global payment.

@article{Song2014ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in health care spending and quality 4 years into global payment.},
  author={Z. Song and Sherri Rose and D. Safran and B. Landon and M. Day and M. Chernew},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={371 18},
  pages={
          1704-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Spending and quality under global budgets remain unknown beyond 2 years. We evaluated spending and quality measures during the first 4 years of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract (AQC). METHODS We compared spending and quality among enrollees whose physician organizations entered the AQC from 2009 through 2012 with those among persons in control states. We studied spending changes according to year, category of service, site of care, experience… Expand
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