Primary Care Physicians use referrals to supply additional opinions, order laboratory tests, or imaging studies. The variation in referral use and management is varied and is dependent upon several variables. Variables include patient characteristics, practice size, health plans with gate keeping arrangements, as well as the variation of practices with managed care. The dissimilarity leads to […]

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The healthcare system in the U.S. is riddled with problems, not the least of which is our consistently poor rankings in health indicators relative to other developed countries.  Apparently, the old saying “you get what you pay for” does not apply to $2.7 trillion healthcare systems. As a result, patients, payers, providers and systems have all been aggressively searching […]

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