Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates Of Preventable Hospital Admissions
By Lawrence P. Casalino, Michael F. Pesko, Andrew M. Ryan, Jayme L. Mendelsohn,
Kennon R. Copeland, Patricia Pamela Ramsay, Xuming Sun, Diane R. Rittenhouse, and
Stephen M. Shortell
Casalino, Pesko, and Ryan are affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York; Mendelsohn is a postbaccalaureate premedical student at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania; Copeland is with NORC at the University of Chicago in Illinois; Ramsay and Shortell are affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley; Sun is employed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and Rittenhouse is with the University of California, San Francisco.
This study, which was supported by The Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will also appear in the September issue of Health Affairs.