Primary care performance in fee-for-service and prepaid health care systems. Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.

@article{Safran1994PrimaryCP,
  title={Primary care performance in fee-for-service and prepaid health care systems. Results from the Medical Outcomes Study.},
  author={Dana Gelb Safran and Alvin R. Tarlov and William H. Rogers},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1994},
  volume={271 20},
  pages={1579-86}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine differences in the quality of primary care delivered in prepaid and fee-for-service (FFS) health care systems. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal study of 1208 adult patients with chronic disease whose health insurance was through a traditional indemnity (FFS) plan, an independent practice association (IPA), or a health maintenance organization (HMO). Both IPA and HMO represent prepaid care systems. Patient- and physician-provided information was obtained by self-administered… CONTINUE READING