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Physician Profiling: A Source Book for Health Care Administrators

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Physician Profiling: A Source Book for Health Care Administrators

Neil F. Piland, Kerstin B. Lynam

ISBN: 978-0-787-94601-2 June 1999 Jossey-Bass 166 Pages

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Many health care leaders believe that defining and measuringphysician work efforts and linking those efforts to practical andmeasurable clinical outcomes-physician profiling-will not onlyimprove patient satisfaction and increase the quality of care, itwill revolutionize the health care industry. Physician Profilingbrings together twenty-one of the nation's most prominent physicianresearchers and executive medical group administrators, givinghealth care leaders and physician practice administrators the toolsthey need to evaluate and implement a physician profiling system,unlocking this powerful technique for use in their ownorganizations.

"Reducing clinical variation among physicians is the name of thegame in improving health care. This book provides an overview thatyou shouldn't miss of the state-of-the-art in this rapidlydeveloping field."--Dean C. Coddington, principal, McManisAssociates and author, Making Integrated Health Care Work
METHODOLOGY.

1. Laying the Foundation for a Profiling System (Norman S.Smith).

2. What Data Are Needed for Physician Profiles? (Manon SpitzerRuben, et al.).

3. Harvesting Data for Physician Profiling: The Administrative andClinical How To's (Norbert Goldfield).

4. Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Developing Evidence-BasedProfiling Reports (Suzanne Austin Boren, et al.).

5. Case Mix Adjusters: Theory and Praxis (Manon Spitzer Ruben, etal.).
"Reducing clinical variation among physicians is the name of thegame in improving health care. This book provides an overview ofthe state-of-the-art in this rapidly developing field that youshouldn't miss." (Dean C. Coddington, principal, McManis Associatesand author, Making Integrated Health Care Work)

"Covering clinical, administrative, and technical considerations,this publication offers exceptional insight for effective physicianprofiling." (Howard Smith, dean, University of New Mexico, AndersonSchools of Management)