We discuss alternative estimators of the population total given a dual‐frame random‐digit‐dial (RDD) telephone survey in which samples are selected from landline and cell phone sampling frames. The estimators are subject to sampling and nonsampling errors. To reduce sampling variability when an optimum balance of landline and cell phone samples is not feasible, we develop an application of shrinkage...
To examine the relationship of physician versus hospital ownership of small‐ and medium‐sized practices with spending and utilization of care.
Data Source/Study Setting/Data Collection
Survey data for 1,045 primary care‐based practices of 1–19 physicians linked to Medicare claims data for 2008 for 282,372 beneficiaries attributed to the 3,010 physicians in these practices.
ObjectiveTo provide the first nationally based information on physician practice involvement in ACOs.
Data Sources/Study SettingPrimary data from the third National Survey of Physician Organizations (January 2012–May 2013).
Study DesignWe conducted a 40‐minute phone survey in a sample of physician practices. A nationally representative sample of practices was surveyed in order to provide estimates...
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