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Modifying physician behavior to improve cost-efficiency in safety-net ambulatory settings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23448919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Change interventions in one form or another are viewed as important tools to reduce variation in medical services, reduce costs, and improve quality of care. With the current focus on efficient resource use, the successful design and implementation of change strategies are of utmost importance for health care managers. We present a case study in which macro and micro level change strategies were used to modify primary care physicians' practice patterns of prescribing diagnostic services in a safety-net's ambulatory clinics. The findings suggest that health care managers using evidence-based strategies can create a practice environment that reduces barriers and facilitates change.
Nancy Borkowski; Gulcin Gumus; Gloria J Deckard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of ambulatory care management     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-3267     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ambul Care Manage     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802876     Medline TA:  J Ambul Care Manage     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-39     Citation Subset:  H    
Health Management Programs (Dr Borkowski) and Department of Decision Science and Information Systems (Dr Deckard), College of Business Administration, Florida International University, Miami; and Department of Management Programs, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (Dr Gumus).
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