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Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Jun;40(2):427-36.

Preparing obstetricians and gynecologists for capitation.

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Wright State University, College of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.


We are indeed facing a changing paradigm in the way medical services are delivered and reimbursed. Physicians are becoming entangled in the business world. Terms such as "medical loss ratio" must be integrated within the physician's existing language. According to Green and Barnett, "No group is so large or so small as to likely survive the next decade without being involved in a capitated contract." The change is not tomorrow, it is today. Do not be lost in the changing world of medicine without becoming involved, and see if it is for you and your practice. Progress of medicine may not be what you would like but do not be passed by without making an impact. Capitation offers an opportunity to regain control of the management of care, to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches to delivery, and to enhance income and revenue in the face of declining health care budgets.

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