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Title
Capitation payment: using predictors for medical utilization to adjust rates.
First Author
Epstein, Arnold M
Date of Pub
1988 Fall
Pages
51-69
Volume
10
Issue
1
Other Authors
Cumella, Edward J
Abstract
The current adjusted average per capita cost methodology has been strongly criticized because the subgroup classifications explain minimal interpatient variation in utilization, therefore providing incentives for biased selection. In this article, we review previous investigations of predictors of medical utilization that might be included in the adjusted average per capita cost: perceived health status, functional health status, prior utilization, clinical descriptors, sociodemographic characteristics, and other miscellaneous patient characteristics. The existing data are analyzed to assess what is known about the relative strength of various predictors. Gaps in the available literature and the implications for future research and policy are discussed.
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MeSH
Capitation Fee : Fees and Charges : Aged : Data Collection : Demography : Health Maintenance Organizations/utilization : Health Status Indicators : Human : Medicare/utilization : Models, Statistical : Probability : Rate Setting and Review : Socioeconomic Factors : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188478