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Quality of Care No Better at Physician Employed Hospitals Study Finds

Hospitals that employ physicians don’t perform any better than other hospitals on certain quality measures, according to a new study, writes Modern Healthcare. The study, published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review, also found that hospitals in concentrated markets reported lower patient satisfaction scores. The study assessed the performance of 4,438 hospitals on 29 quality measures reported on Hospital Compare from 2008 to 2015. The authors found hospitals with employed physicians performed better on just eight of the 29 quality measures and there was no difference in readmission rates between physician-employed hospitals and other hospitals.

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