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Trends in managed care contracting among U.S. hospitals.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health care finance
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
62–79
Identifiers
PMID: 8820299
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article describes the changing profile of hospitals initiating managed care contracts as of 1992. Based on statistical tests, early contractors rank higher on profitability, case mix, bed size, affiliation, and urban location. In contrast, recent and noncontractors are predominantly rural, freestanding hospitals with low case mix, low profitability, high subacute services, and government ownership. A number of lessons for the future are drawn and a stage-by-stage approach to studying managed care issues is proposed.

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