The Association of Physician Attitudes about Uncertainty and Risk Taking with Resource Use in a Medicare HMO

@article{Allison1998TheAO,
  title={The Association of Physician Attitudes about Uncertainty and Risk Taking with Resource Use in a Medicare HMO},
  author={Jeroan J. Allison and Catarina I. Kiefe and E. Francis Cook and Martha S. Gerrity and Endel J. Orav and Robert M. Centor},
  journal={Medical Decision Making},
  year={1998},
  volume={18},
  pages={320 - 329}
}
Purpose. To explore the association between the attitudes of primary care physicians toward uncertainty and risk taking, as measured by a validated survey, with resource use in a Medicare HMO. Design. All primary-care internists (n = 20) in a large, multi- specialty clinic were surveyed to measure their attitudes about uncertainty and risk taking using three previously developed scales. Results were linked with administrative data for 792 consecutive patients in a recently created Medicare HMO… Expand
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