Higher health care quality and bigger savings found at large multispecialty medical groups.

@article{Weeks2010HigherHC,
  title={Higher health care quality and bigger savings found at large multispecialty medical groups.},
  author={William B Weeks and Daniel J. Gottlieb and David E Nyweide and Jason M Sutherland and Julie Bynum and Lawrence P Casalino and Robin R. Gillies and Stephen M. Shortell and Elliott S. Fisher},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={991-7}
}
The belief that integrated delivery systems offer better care at lower cost has contributed to growing interest in accountable care organizations. These provider-led delivery systems would accept responsibility for their primary care populations and would have financial incentives for improving care and reducing costs. We investigated this belief by comparing the costs and quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries in twenty-two health care markets by physicians who did and did not work… CONTINUE READING

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