Impact of socioeconomic adjustment on physicians' relative cost of care.

  title={Impact of socioeconomic adjustment on physicians' relative cost of care.},
  author={Justin W. Timbie and Peter Hussey and John L. Adams and Teague W Ruder and Ateev Mehrotra},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={51 5},
BACKGROUND Ongoing efforts to profile physicians on their relative cost of care have been criticized because they do not account for differences in patients' socioeconomic status (SES). The importance of SES adjustment has not been explored in cost-profiling applications that measure costs using an episode of care framework. OBJECTIVES We assessed the relationship between SES and episode costs and the impact of adjusting for SES on physicians' relative cost rankings. RESEARCH DESIGN We… CONTINUE READING
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