Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University


"Changes in Physician Practice Organization in the U.S. and Effects on Health Care Quality and Prices."  
CHP/PCOR Research in Progress Seminar

Date and Time
January 16, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Open to the public
No RSVP required

Laurence C. Baker - PhD

All research in progress seminars are off-the-record. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.


The ACA and other ongoing efforts to address health care costs and quality may encourage changes in physician practice size and the relationships between physicians and hospitals.  We examine changes in the size and organization of physician practices between 2000 and 2010, finding substantial changes over this time period.  We then relate data on changes to measures of quality of care for Medicare patients and prices for physician services paid by private PPO plans, finding significant relationships in both cases.  We discuss implications for optimal policy formation.

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