The gatekeeper effect on managing acute medical conditions.

Abstract

This study was designed to analyze whether the gatekeeper approach, by itself, is effective in changing physicians' practice patterns. The effect of the gatekeeper could be isolated, because a 95% overlap existed between contracted physicians in the PPO plan and the POS plan used in the study. In treating low-to-moderately resource-intensive conditions, the… (More)

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@article{Anderson1996TheGE, title={The gatekeeper effect on managing acute medical conditions.}, author={Sydney Anderson and Don Cave}, journal={Medical interface}, year={1996}, volume={9 9}, pages={122-9} }