low-cost physician

low-cost physician

Medical practice A popular term for a generalist or primary care physician. Cf High-cost physician.
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Torcson estimates that a high-quality, low-cost physician would then earn about $206.19 for that visit, whereas a low-quality, high-cost physician would earn $166.19.
Other suspect arrangements listed include free or significantly discounted office space or equipment, free or significantly discounted billing services, income guarantees, low-interest loans, and inappropriately low-cost physician coverage in hospital group insurance plans.
Research suggests that even in the same hospital, death rates for high-cost physicians are higher than those for low-cost physicians, even when data is standardised for severity level.

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