0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Cost Analyses of Alternative Health Examination Modes

Morris F. Collen, MD; Sidney R. Garfield, MD; Robert H. Richart, PhD; James H. Duncan; Robert Feldman, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(1):73-79. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630130047012.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Health examinations have become an essential service for a health maintenance organization to provide to ambulatory patients for determining their health status and care needs. Three methods were studied for providing health examinations to 6,285 examinees. Compared with the traditional physical examinations customarily provided by physicians, it was determined that either of two alternative systemized modes proved more economical with regard to both physician time and total resource costs for similar patient groups standardized by age, sex, and health status. The most efficient method of providing health examinations to large numbers of people used multiphasic health testing, followed by physical examinations provided by nurse practitioners supervised by physicians; this required 68% less physician time and resulted in a decrease in total examination costs of 30% as compared with traditional examinations.

(Arch Intern Med 137:73-79, 1977)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();