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Countywide physician organization learning collaborative and changes in hospitalization rates.

Authors
  • Fulton, Brent D1
  • Ivey, Susan L
  • Rodriguez, Hector P
  • Shortell, Stephen M
  • 1 University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, MC7360, Berkeley, CA 94720. E-mail: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of managed care
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
23
Issue
10
Pages
596–603
Identifiers
PMID: 29087631
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A countywide physician organization learning collaborative was associated with fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, but not for strokes. Healthcare systems and physician organizations should consider forming collaboratives to share best practices to manage patients' cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors, which may lead to fewer hospitalizations and reduced healthcare costs.

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