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Title
Health services utilization and physician income trends.
First Author
Sandier, Simone
Date of Pub
1989 Supp.
Pages
33-48
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented. Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary. Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions. Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Canada : Economics, Medical/statistics & numerical data : Europe : Fees, Medical : Income/statistics & numerical data : Japan : Models, Theoretical : Personal Health Services/utilization : United States
NTIS Number
PB90-172255