Gatekeeping: Good or Bad, but Never Indifferent
Finestone, Albert J.
Beasley, John W.
Zarin, Deborah A.
Pincus, Harold Alan
Halm, Ethan A.
JAMA. 1998 Mar 25; 279(12): 908-910.
Accountability; Attitudes; Autonomy; Consultation; Decision Making; Economics; Gatekeeping; Health; Health Care; Incentives; Managed Care Programs; Medicine; Managed Care; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Physician's Role; Physicians; Preventive Medicine; Professional Autonomy; Quality of Health Care; Remuneration; Resource Allocation; Risks and Benefits; Trust;
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Finestone, Albert J.; Feldman, Debra; Beasley, John W.; Volpintesta, Edward; Zarin, Deborah A.; Pincus, Harold Alan; Halm, Ethan A.; Blumenthal, David; Causino, Nancyanne (1998-03-25)
Halm, Ethan A.; Causino, Nancyanne; Blumenthal, David (1997-11-26)CONTEXT: Nearly all managed care plans rely on a physician "gatekeeper" to control use of specialty, hospital, and other expensive services. Gatekeeping is intended to reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality ...