This is the first comprehensive review of the scale and scope economies of physician practice in nearly two decades. The research results do not appear to have changed much; nor has much changed in physician practice organization.
The authors thank Mark Pauly, Stephen Shortell, and John Kralewski for their comments on this chapter. They also thank Peter Kralovec at Health Forum, David Gans at the Medical Group Management Association, and Esther Hing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for making available much of the data reported here.
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