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Approaches to the measurement of effectiveness and efficiency in medical care: the use by employers of community-wide population-based patterns of care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2292738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the major problems currently facing health care purchasers and providers is the difference in perspective each brings to the health care debate. Clinicians tend to think in terms of individual patients. Health care policy analysts in both public and private sectors, hospital and health maintenance organization managers, insurance executives, business purchasers of health care, and epidemiologists tend to think in terms of defined populations. This difference makes communication difficult. The routine epidemiologic surveillance of medical care, using modern microcomputer techniques, can be an important tool in improving communications among these parties. An example of a project which accomplished that goal at General Electric is described. The implications of variations in population based per capita rates of medical care in various settings are described.
P Caper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0096-1736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Med     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-09     Completed Date:  1991-04-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502807     Medline TA:  J Occup Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1191-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Codman Research Group, Lyme, NH 03768.
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MeSH Terms
Health Services Research / methods*
Occupational Health Services / utilization*
Population Surveillance
United States
Utilization Review

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