Medicare physician and hospital utilization and expenditure trends.
Edwards, Winston O
Date of Pub
Fisher, Charles R
During the period 1983-86, the period directly following implementation of the Medicare prospective payment system, inpatient
hospital care declined. Concurrently, fee-for-service utilization rates for physicians and other noninstitutional suppliers
of medical goods and services and for outpatient facility care rose. Medicare expenditures for physicians and other suppliers
and for outpatient facility care paralleled changes in utilization. In 1987, the proportion of Medicare patients receiving
inpatient hospital care stabilized, but the proportion receiving outpatient hospital care continued to increase.
Ambulatory Care/utilization : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Hospitals/utilization : Medicare/statistics
& numerical data : Prospective Payment System : United States