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Title
Introducing fees for services with professional uncertainty.
First Author
Flierman, Henk A
Date of Pub
1992 Fall
Pages
107-115
Volume
14
Issue
1
Other Authors
Groenewegen, Peter P
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB95-123279