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Author Kasun, Kathleen Kilkenny
Title Economic effectiveness of physician organizational models in a California integrated healthcare system
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Descript 188 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-11, Section: B, page: 6670
Adviser: Karen Johnson
Thesis (D.H.A.)--University of Phoenix, 2010
This qualitative descriptive case study explored the perceptions of physicians from five different organizational models on contemporary health delivery problems associated with patient access, quality care management, the use of electronic medical records, obstacles to providing care in an ambulatory care setting, medical practice profitability, and the impact of healthcare reform legislation. Although physicians are the single largest determinant of healthcare expenditures, there is scant published research on how physicians perceive their position in the hierarchy of healthcare delivery systems. Findings among the five different organizational models were remarkably consistent across physician groups. Treating the uninsured, low government reimbursements, and the cost of defensive medicine were most often cited as the biggest problems in providing quality medical care. The results of this research may provide an understanding of how physicians function within a group practice environment to contain healthcare costs, improve community health statuses, and enhance personal professional satisfaction
School code: 0850
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-11B
Subject Business Administration, Management
Economics, Commerce-Business
Health Sciences, Health Care Management
Alt Author University of Phoenix
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