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Health services utilization and physician income trends.

Sandier S - Health Care Financ Rev (1989)

Bottom Line: Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary.Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions.Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

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Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented. Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary. Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions. Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

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Four main forms of remuneration for self-employed physicians
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f1-hcfr-89-supp-033: Four main forms of remuneration for self-employed physicians

Mentions: In Figure 1, the four main situations concerned in the case of self-employed physicians are outlined. The physician may receive total payment from the patient (who either is or is not later reimbursed by the agency), total payment from the health insurance agency or agencies, or partial payment from both. Incentives may differ according to who pays and when.


Health services utilization and physician income trends.

Sandier S - Health Care Financ Rev (1989)

Four main forms of remuneration for self-employed physicians
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4195147&req=5

f1-hcfr-89-supp-033: Four main forms of remuneration for self-employed physicians
Mentions: In Figure 1, the four main situations concerned in the case of self-employed physicians are outlined. The physician may receive total payment from the patient (who either is or is not later reimbursed by the agency), total payment from the health insurance agency or agencies, or partial payment from both. Incentives may differ according to who pays and when.

Bottom Line: Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary.Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions.Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented. Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary. Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions. Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

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