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Title
Physician participation in alternative health plans.
First Author
Rosenbach, Margo L
Date of Pub
1988 Summer
Pages
63-79
Volume
9
Issue
4
Other Authors
Harrow, Brooke S; Hurdle, Sylvia
Abstract
In this article, physician participation in alternative health plans is examined, using cross-sectional data from the Physicians' Practice Costs and Income Survey, 1983-85. Overall, about one-third of physicians participated in one or more plans, ranging from 18 percent of general practitioners to 46 percent of medical subspecialists. Only 19 percent, however, received income from prepaid sources, averaging $5,275 per physician. Reasons for joining or not joining are also examined. Participants joined most often to maintain or increase workload, while nonparticipants most often declined to join because they would be giving up independence.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Professional Practice : Professional Practice Location : Adult : Aged : Data Collection : Female : Health Maintenance Organizations/manpower : Human : Income : Independent Practice Associations/manpower : Insurance, Health/manpower : Male : Middle Age : Physicians/supply & distribution : Preferred Provider Organizations/manpower : Private Practice/manpower : Specialties, Medical : Statistics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-100663