Physician participation in alternative health plans.
Rosenbach, Margo L
Date of Pub
Harrow, Brooke S; Hurdle, Sylvia
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
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