Primary care physicians' links to other physicians through Medicare patients: the scope of care coordination.

@article{Pham2009PrimaryCP,
  title={Primary care physicians' links to other physicians through Medicare patients: the scope of care coordination.},
  author={Hoangmai H. Pham and Ann S. O'Malley and Peter B. Bach and Cynthia B Saiontz-Martinez and Deborah Schrag},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={236-42}
}
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians are expected to coordinate care for their patients. OBJECTIVE To assess the number of physician peers providing care to the Medicare patients of a primary care physician. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of claims data. SETTING Fee-for-service Medicare in 2005. PARTICIPANTS 2284 primary care physicians who responded to the 2004 to 2005 Community Tracking Study Physician Survey. MEASUREMENTS Primary patients for each physician were defined as… CONTINUE READING
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