Utilization of hospital services: the roles of teaching, case mix, and reimbursement.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined the role of hospital teaching affiliation, third-party payer mix, physician compensation, and case mix on the utilization of inpatient services. Using multivariate analysis with five different utilization measures, we found that: 1) the level of teaching activity and commitment to teaching had no significant effect on the scope of inpatient service utilization; 2) self-pay patients were low utilizers whereas Medicaid patients were high utilizers; 3) inpatient utilization appeared to be lower when physicians were compensated on a salaried basis; and 4) case mix had a significant impact on inpatient utilization.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, ER; Sloan, FA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 248 - 257

PubMed ID

  • 6226610

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7243

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0046-9580


  • eng