Preferred provider organizations one year later.

G. de Lissovoy, T. Rice, J. Gabel, H. J. Gelzer

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One year ago we conducted the first comprehensive national survey of preferred provider organizations (PPOs). Results of this study demonstrated that, contrary to popular belief, there did indeed exist a "generic" PPO with clearly defined characteristics. Furthermore, we found that this new form of health delivery organization was rapidly expanding. A new national survey, completed in September 1986, shows continued brisk growth in the number of persons eligible to use PPO services. Utilization review programs have become more stringent and increasingly focus on physician practice patterns. One striking finding is that joint ventures between provider-sponsored PPOs and commercial insurers are multiplying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalInquiry (United States)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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de Lissovoy, G., Rice, T., Gabel, J., & Gelzer, H. J. (1987). Preferred provider organizations one year later. Inquiry (United States), 24(2), 127-135.