Case-mix differences between hospital outpatient departments and private practice.
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The belief that patients seen in hospital outpatient departments are sicker than those patients seen by private practice physicians
is examined in this article. A large scale data set developed by Robert Mendenhall at the University of Southern California
and modeled on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) is used for secondary analysis. Differences in case-mix
complexity were found to be slight, using two separate techniques.
Costs and Cost Analysis : Diagnosis-Related Groups : Ambulatory Care : Family Practice : Internal Medicine : Outpatient Clinics,
Hospital/utilization : Pediatrics : Private Practice/utilization : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. :
Time and Motion Studies : United States