How do quality information and cost affect patient choice of provider in a tiered network setting? Results from a survey.

@article{Sinaiko2011HowDQ,
  title={How do quality information and cost affect patient choice of provider in a tiered network setting? Results from a survey.},
  author={Anna D. Sinaiko},
  journal={Health services research},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          437-56
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess how quality information from multiple sources and financial incentives affect consumer choice of physicians in tiered physician networks. DATA SOURCE Survey of a stratified random sample of Massachusetts state employees. STUDY DESIGN Respondents were assigned a hypothetical structure with differential copayments for "Tier 1" (preferred) and "Tier 2" (nonpreferred) physicians. Half of respondents were told they needed to select a cardiologist, and half were told they… CONTINUE READING
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