Episode-based efficiency comparisons for physicians and nurse practitioners.


Most previous studies comparing the efficiency of new health practitioners with that of physicians have used the visit as the basic unit of output. Several researchers have noted, though, that the episode is a conceptually superior output unit in several respects, although it is more complex to deal with methodologically. This study demonstrates the… (More)


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@article{Salkever1982EpisodebasedEC, title={Episode-based efficiency comparisons for physicians and nurse practitioners.}, author={David Salkever and Elizabeth Ann Skinner and Donald M. Steinwachs and Harvey P. Katz}, journal={Medical care}, year={1982}, volume={20 2}, pages={143-53} }