Introducing fees for services with professional uncertainty.
Flierman, Henk A
Date of Pub
Groenewegen, Peter P
A change in payment system of general practitioners from capitation to a mix of one-half capitation and one-half fee for service
in Copenhagen, Denmark, resulted in a significant overall increase in diagnostic and curative services. The rate of increase
differs between services. In this article, it is assumed that the rate of increase varies with doctors' professional uncertainty
relative to the services studied. Professional uncertainty is measured as the degree to which performances of a service are
determined by diagnoses made. The data validate the measure given the assumption.
Capitation Fee : Fees, Medical : Attitude of Health Personnel : Comparative Study : Data Collection : Denmark : Diagnostic
Services/economics/utilization : Family Practice/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Services Research : Prospective
Payment System : Referral and Consultation/economics : Reproducibility of Results