Variation in prostate cancer treatment and spending among Medicare shared savings program accountable care organizations.

@article{Modi2018VariationIP,
  title={Variation in prostate cancer treatment and spending among Medicare shared savings program accountable care organizations.},
  author={Parth K Modi and Samuel R. Kaufman and Tudor Borza and Phyllis L Yan and David C Miller and Ted A. Skolarus and John M Hollingsworth and Edward C Norton and Vahakn B. Shahinian and Brent K. Hollenbeck},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2018},
  volume={124 16},
  pages={
          3364-3371
        }
}
BACKGROUND Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been shown to reduce prostate cancer treatment among men unlikely to benefit because of competing risks (ie, potential overtreatment). This study assessed whether the level of engagement in ACOs by urologists affected rates of treatment, overtreatment, and spending. METHODS A 20% sample of national Medicare data was used to identify men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2012 and 2014. The extent of urologist engagement in an ACO, as… CONTINUE READING

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