We created a physician-level data set that captured all WRVUs, FTE, ambulatory care office visits, secured messaging activity, and total costs of care for the PCP's adult and children panel members for each of the 32 quarters between 1998 and 2005.
We use regression analysis to estimate relative physician productivity using five specific measures as dependent variables: panel size, visits per FTE provider, WRVUs per visit, WRVUs per FTE, and cost of caring (PMPQ) for each provider's panel.
It is somewhat surprising to find that inpatient WRVU variation is not correlated in a significant way with total health system revenues.
Specifically, we measured the correlation between health system revenue and a series of covariates including outpatient WRVUs, inpatient WRVUs outpatient surgeries, and inpatient services.
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