The cost of acute outpatient primary care in a preferred provider organization.

@article{Wouters1990TheCO,
  title={The cost of acute outpatient primary care in a preferred provider organization.},
  author={Annemarie Wouters},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1990},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={
          573-85
        }
}
This report is a case study analysis of the relative costs of preferred provider organization (PPO) and non-PPO managed episodes. Results indicate that the episode costs of PPO providers are not significantly different from the episode costs of non-PPO providers for general acute primary outpatient health care. PPO provider episode costs were 3.12% higher for acute upper respiratory illness. Higher PPO physician charges of 10-16% appear to be the main reason for relatively higher PPO episode… CONTINUE READING
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