Don’t blame doctors for capitation’s downfall

A study of the obvious: surgery rates increased when surgeons are paid on a fee-for-service basis.

But don’t blame the doctors for the current reimbursement system. It was the patients who revolted against the capitated model. I thought capitation was a perfectly reasonable approach to reign in health care costs.

Don’t hate the players, hate the game. (via Managed Care Matters)

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