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Group versus single handed primary care: A performance evaluation of the care delivered to chronic patients by Italian GPs

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  • Visca, Modesta
  • Donatini, Andrea
  • Gini, Rosa
  • Federico, Bruno
  • Damiani, Gianfranco
  • Francesconi, Paolo
  • Grilli, Leonardo
  • Rampichini, Carla
  • Lapini, Gabriele
  • Zocchetti, Carlo
  • Di Stanislao, Francesco
  • Brambilla, Antonio
  • Moirano, Fulvio
  • Bellentani, Donata

In family medicine contrasting evidence exists on the effectiveness of team practice compared with solo practice on chronic disease management. In Italy, several experiences of team practice have been introduced since the late 1990s but few studies detail their impact on the quality of care.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Health Policy.

Volume (Year): 113 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 188-198

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Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:113:y:2013:i:1:p:188-198
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.05.016
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  1. Fattore, Giovanni & Frosini, Francesca & Salvatore, Domenico & Tozzi, Valeria, 2009. "Social network analysis in primary care: The impact of interactions on prescribing behaviour," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 92(2-3), pages 141-148, October.
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  4. Lippi Bruni, Matteo & Nobilio, Lucia & Ugolini, Cristina, 2009. "Economic incentives in general practice: The impact of pay-for-participation and pay-for-compliance programs on diabetes care," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 90(2-3), pages 140-148, May.
  5. Laura Lambie & Soeren Mattke, 2004. "Selecting Indicators for the Quality of Cardiac Care at the Health Systems Level in OECD Countries," OECD Health Technical Papers 14, OECD Publishing.
  6. Maria M. Hofmarcher & Howard Oxley & Elena Rusticelli, 2007. "Improved Health System Performance through better Care Coordination," OECD Health Working Papers 30, OECD Publishing.
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