Professional Review Organizations
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605 Richard Laurens DeSaussure Jr., M.D., passed away peacefully at home in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 24, 2008. Born in… Expand More often than not, commentaries highlight the findings of studies with important new positive findings. Instead, we highlight… Expand The Health Care Quality Improvement Initiative (HCQII) of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) calls for Professional… Expand Consensus, as Webster reminds us, signifies "general agreement or unanimity; group solidarity in sentiment and belief."1The… Expand We measured quality of care before and after implementation of the prospective payment system. We developed a structured implicit… Expand Since the early 1970s the federal government, private insurers, and employers have searched for ways to control health care costs… Expand To the Editor. —I read with fascination and sorrow the article by Dr Sontag 1 in a recent issue of JAMA . His approach to the… Expand Professional review organizations (PROs) have been reviewing hospital admissions on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) 294 and 295… Expand Ginzberg recently described in the Journal the monetarization of medical care.1 Law follows money, and along with monetarization… Expand