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Figure 2. Expenditures per Patient across Quintiles of Urologist Practice Style. From: Urologist Practice Styles in the Initial Evaluation of Elderly Men with BPH.

Expenditures ranged from $155 to $351 per patient in the lowest and highest practice style urologists respectively. Recommended care expenditures were fairly stable across the quintiles ($23 lowest to $29 highest). Optional care expenditures were over three times as high in the high expenditure practice style urologists compared to urologists with low expenditure practice styles ($18 to $58). Not-recommended care expenditures were over two times higher in high expenditure practice style urologists compared to low expenditure urologists ($114 to $264).

Seth A. Strope, et al. Urology. ;77(3):535-540.
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Figure 1. Evaluative Care Testing across AUA Guideline Recommended Levels of Care. From: Urologist Practice Styles in the Initial Evaluation of Elderly Men with BPH.

Figure 1A Differences in utilization of recommended care across quintiles of practice style were largely driven by urinalysis: 171/100 patients lowest, 214/100 patients middle, 237/100 patients highest. Figure 1B Cytology utilization plateaus across urologist quintiles: 4/100 patients lowest, 10/100 patient middle, 13/100 patients highest. Uroflow grows exponentially across the quintiles: 7, 9, 15, 25, and 38 per 100 patients lowest to highest. Figure 1C Serum creatinine measurements drive the use of not-recommended care: 129, 155, 164, 192, and 182 per 100 patients lowest to highest quintiles of practice style. Figure 1D Use of procedures increases with increasing practice style quintile with the exception of upper tract imaging where a plateau develops (12, 16, 18, 20, 22 procedures per 100 patients lowest to highest quintile).

Seth A. Strope, et al. Urology. ;77(3):535-540.

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