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"Gatekeeping" Health Plans Increase Pediatrician Referrals

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May 2, 1998
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University Of Maryland, Baltimore
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health have found that primary care pediatricians were more likely to refer patients to specialists in gatekeeping health plans than were pediatricians in plans without gatekeeping arrangements.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health have found that primary care pediatricians were more likely to refer patients to specialists in gatekeeping health plans than were pediatricians in plans without gatekeeping arrangements. Data were collected from 142 pediatricians during 10 consecutive practice days. Of insured patients, 55.6 percent were in gatekeeping plans.

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The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in New Orleans, May 1-5. For interviews during the meeting, contact the press room at (504) 670-8502 or 670-8508.Researchers’ Institutional Contact: Lisbeth Pettengill (410) 955-6878


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