Managed care and physician/hospital integration.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

PubMedID: 8991255

Morrisey MA, Alexander J, Burns LR, Johnson V. Managed care and physician/hospital integration. Health Aff (Millwood). 1997;15(4):62-73.
This paper examines the extent to which hospitals and physicians use new organizational structures designed to facilitate contracting with managed care firms and the extent to which this use is associated with managed care revenue. The data come from a nationally representative sample of 1,495 U.S. community hospitals responding to a 1993 survey about different organizational structures. The results indicate that only 23.3 percent of hospitals participate in at least one form. Hospitals with more than 15 percent of revenues from managed care are twice as likely to participate and favor forms that provide tighter linkages with physicians.