Association between quality of care and the sociodemographic composition of physicians' patient panels: A repeat cross-sectional analysis
Physicians, Primary Care
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Quality of Health Care
In a Medicare pay-for-performance program, a better understanding of the effect of effect of patient panel composition on physicians' quality of care may be necessary before implementing routine statistical adjustment, since the association of quality and sociodemographic composition is small and inconsistent. In addition, we observed improvements between time periods among physicians with varying panel composition.