Nonmedical factors associated with the prescribing volume among family practitioners in an HMO.

@article{Hartzema1983NonmedicalFA,
  title={Nonmedical factors associated with the prescribing volume among family practitioners in an HMO.},
  author={Abraham G. Hartzema and Dale B Christensen},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1983},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={990-1000}
}
The influence of selected variables on the prescribing volume of eighty family practitioners in a large HMO was quantified through multiple regression analysis. Over 70% of the variation was explained. The patient panel size and age composition were the most important determinants and accounted for 45.7% of the variance. The number of patients seen per clinic hour explained 14.3% and interclinic differences explained another 8.1% of the variance. Further, the data indicated two processes that… CONTINUE READING